Holland & Knight Grows Litigation Practice on West Coast

March 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (March 12, 2019) – Holland & Knight announced today that Ashley L. Shively has joined the firm as a partner in its West Coast Litigation Group. Ms. Shively, who will reside in the San Francisco office, previously was a partner at Reed Smith.

Ms. Shively represents financial institutions and businesses in consumer class and individual actions, including fair lending, privacy, credit reporting, debt collection, false advertising and unfair business practices. She also counsels fintech and other clients on compliance matters related to privacy issues and consumer protection.

"We are delighted to welcome Ashley to the firm. She is a perfect fit for our team," said Matt Donohue, the leader of Holland & Knight's West Coast Litigation Group. "Her diverse litigation experience will benefit clients across a number of our practice groups, including financial services, real estate, structured finance and intellectual property."

"Several Holland & Knight lawyers are former colleagues of mine, and I am thrilled to be working with them again," said Ms. Shively. "The firm's litigation practice enjoys an excellent reputation on the West Coast, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success."

Ms. Shively received a J.D. degree from the University of California Davis School of Law and M.A. and B.A. degrees from Johns Hopkins University.

Holland & Knight's litigation practice is one of the largest in the United States. Its attorneys handle a wide range of controversy work, including federal and state, trial and appellate, and international and domestic, as well as arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. They regularly represent clients in complex commercial litigation, class actions, international litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, product liability and mass disaster cases, white collar and enforcement defense cases, and labor and employment matters.