Ashley’s practice focuses on representing clients nationally in commercial disputes and employment matters. Her work primarily includes defending companies in litigation involving business contracts, business torts, consumer credit disputes and a variety of employment-related issues, including non-compete agreements, harassment and discrimination claims, and high-stakes wage-and-hour matters. Ashley’s practice also includes defending complex class action and collective action claims. Ashley regularly works with clients in the construction, retail, sports, food and beverage, healthcare information technology, staffing and lending industries.

Publications

William C. Martucci, Ashley Harrison & Margaret Inomata, DOL Overtime Rules May Rattle Retailers with Litigation, Law360, August 20, 2015.

William C. Martucci & Ashley N. Harrison, Using Statistics Effectively in Wage and Hour Litigation: An Employer’s Offensive and Defensive Tactics, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, January 2015.

Ashley N. Schawang, Missing the Mark: An Examination of the Current Government Response to the Chinese Reverse Merger Dilemma, 57 St. Louis U. L.J. 219 (2012).

Presentations

Economic Damages and Statistical Issues in Employment Discrimination Cases, 8th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation, Chicago, Illinois (July 28, 2016).

Defending Wage and Hour Class Actions: Defeating Certification and Winning Decertification, Strafford CLE Webinar (April 20, 2016).

When Employees Attack: Responding to Negative Employee Comments on the Web, Lorman Education Services CLE Webinar (January 8, 2016).

The Wage Hour Litigation Wave and Why It Unsettles the Finest of Companies: New Wave Coming, CLE Presentation, Kansas City, Missouri (November 19, 2015).

Global Employment Law & Litigation Trends for the Multinational Corporation, CLE Presentation, Kansas City, Missouri (September 17, 2015).

Ethical and Professional Considerations for Litigators and Counselors, CLE Presentation, Kansas City, MO (June 22, 2015).

Update on Employment Class Action Issues, CLE Presentation, Kansas City, MO (June 19, 2015).

The EEOC Systemic Discrimination Initiative, CLE Presentation, Kansas City, MO (May 21, 2015).

An Update of Current Labor and Employment Issues in Agriculture, Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City Seminar, Kansas City, MO (January 15, 2015).

Potpourri of Hot Employment Topics: EEOC and Employment Discrimination Trends & Emerging Issues, Missouri Bar Employment Litigation CLE: Dynamic and Practical Insights for Today’s Advocates, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO (June 2014).

International Employment Law & Litigation Trends for the Multinational Corporation, CLE Presentation, Kansas City, MO (November 21, 2013).

The California Employment Litigation & Policy Environment: Addressing the Key Issues, CLE Presentation, Kansas City, MO (September 26, 2013).