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 noncompete 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 insurance, construction, retail, sports, food and beverage, healthcare information technology, staffing and lending industries.
William C. Martucci, Riley C. Mendoza & Ashley N. Harrison, Avoiding and Defending Whistleblower Claims, Corporate Counsel Business Journal, March/April 2019.
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).
Whistleblower Claims: Litigating Wrongful Termination and Retaliation, Violations of Public Policy, Strafford Webinars, February 15, 2022 (with Bill Martucci, Ivelisse Lucia Saint-Clair and Sarah Turner).
Conversation with an Employment Lawyer, 2021 Parent & Nanny Conference, US Nanny Association (June 30, 2021).
Certification Issues in Wage and Hour Class Actions, Strafford CLE Webinar (with Andrew Chang and Bill Martucci) (April 21, 2021).
2020 Dynamic Employment Litigation and Policy Developments 2020: Practical Insights for Today’s Practitioner, Missouri Bar CLE Webinar (with co-presenter Bill Martucci), (June 18, 2020).
Defending Wage and Hour Class Actions: Defeating Certification and Winning Decertification, Strafford CLE Webinar (with Andrew Chang and Bill Martucci) (September 4, 2019).
Ethics and Professional Considerations for Litigators and Counselors, Lawyers Association of Kansas City 5th Annual Opening Day CLE, Kansas City, Missouri (with Devan Rittler) (March 28, 2019).
Defending Wage and Hour Class Actions: Defeating Certification and Winning Decertification, Strafford CLE Webinar (May 23, 2018).
2018 Annual Law Update: Employment Law, Missouri Bar CLE, Independence, Missouri (May 24, 2018).
Age Discrimination in the Workplace: Practical Solutions for Overcoming Common Employer Challenges and Strategies for Defeating Claims in Litigation, ACI's 9th Employment Discrimination Litigation Conference, New York City (September 27, 2017).
The Dynamic Wage Hour Landscape: The California Employment Litigation and Policy Environment, Shook, Hardy & Bacon Teleconference CLE (June 30, 2017).
Employment Law Update, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association 30th Annual Corporate House Counsel Institute, Kansas City, Missouri (June 15, 2017).
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).