Ashley is a member of the firm’s Global Product Liability, Tort, and Class Action & Complex Litigation Groups. Her practice focuses on representing a wide range companies in products liability matters before state and federal courts. She has experience with all phases of litigation from initial pleadings through discovery to trial. She has been a member of trial teams across the country and, together with her team members, has obtained successful results in challenging venues.
Ashley is also experienced in matters concerning eData and Information Law. She has practiced in the fields of international data discovery, data privacy, and records and information management. In this capacity, Ashley has advised clients on legal hold issues and internal eDiscovery governance, as well as provided counsel regarding the collection, processing and transfer of data from various countries and regions, including China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, and Switzerland. She has also managed data breach issues, including breach notification obligations and damage assessments.
Ashley joined SHB in 2010 after graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she served on the law review staff, received CALI Awards for Legal Ethics and Legal Research and Writing, and won Best Oral Argument for Moot Court's spring 2008 session. She also interned in the domestic violence unit of the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
E. Ashley Cornwall, Extending Preservation Obligations Of 3rd Parties, Law360, May 8, 2012. View
Kevin Underhill & Ashley Cornwall, Hill v. Roll International: Labels Matter, But Some More Than Others, SHB Class Action & Complex Litigation Working Paper, Summer 2011; reprinted in iCounsel Newsletter, a Bar Association of San Francisco Quarterly Publication for In-House Counsel, August 2011. View
Women in E-discovery (San Francisco Chapter)
ABA Science and Technology Law Section
Ashley is admitted to practice before the state courts of California and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
2010 J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law
2007 B.A., with honors, University of California, Davis