Ashley works within the Data and Discovery Strategies Practice team, using her considerable experience in data technology, researching, reviewing and evaluating information to protect and defend clients’ legal and business interests. 

Before joining Shook, Ashley worked as an assistant state’s attorney in the State’s Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County, Maryland, where she reviewed and evaluated 600-700 cases monthly. There she conducted interviews; drafted indictments, pleadings and trial motions; and developed and guided investigations. Ashley was responsible for prosecuting cases—presenting cases to the Court and jury─and negotiating plea agreements. Her excellent skills in pre-trial information-gathering demonstrated the importance of superior data and discovery in determining favorable trial outcomes. 

Earlier in her career, Ashley clerked for the Hon. Donine Carrington-Martin of the Circuit Court of Charles County, Maryland, where she utilized the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) e-filing case management system to research legal issues and review cases, and drafted legal memorandums, completed initial appearance paperwork and ensured orders were accurately and timely submitted in compliance with applicable statutory requirements. Ashley also worked for an eDiscovery firm as a first-level document reviewer, where she assisted attorneys in the processing, reviewing and production of electronically stored information (ESI) and ensured the preservation of client ESI using the Relativity platform to facilitate discovery. 

Publications

Monopoly Money Without the Monopoly, Maryland Bar Journal, 2019.

Media Coverage

State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy Chats With Ashley Ward, Women Making a Difference, Prince George's State's Attorney's Office, November 25, 2020.