Ashley R. Hodges is an associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Litigation department. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation and corporate anti-corruption and regulatory compliance investigations, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and the UK Bribery Act. Ashley has represented domestic and international clients in a variety of industries, with an emphasis on financial services, media, aerospace, and defense. She has experience litigating cases in federal and state courts as well as arbitral proceedings. Among other engagements, Ashley has served as counsel to the Trustee in the SIPA liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc., handling multi-million dollar unsecured general creditor claims against the estate concerning securities, contract, and employment disputes.
Ashley is committed to providing quality pro bono legal services, and she has successfully represented clients in immigration cases, administrative appeals, criminal proceedings, and family matters.
In addition to her practice, Ashley serves on the firm's Diversity Committee and Associates Committee.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, National Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
FCPA Update: Third-Party Risks and Enforcement Actions, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, vol. 51 no. 1 (January 2018) (co-authored with Michael Huneke)
Representation of the Trustee in the SIPA liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc. in numerous general creditor claims litigations
Representation of a world-leading aerospace and defense company in connection with corporate internal investigations and compliance reviews
Representation of a leading U.S. defense contractor in connection with multiple corporate internal investigations
Representation of a media company in a corporate internal investigation regarding the alleged use of fraudulent vendors
Representation of a former derivatives trader in connection with parallel Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) criminal and civil proceedings
Representation of a former chief financial officer of a global law firm in state criminal proceedings
Pro bono representation of a criminal defendant in a post-conviction investigation and litigation involving wrongful-conviction claims
Pro bono representation of a client seeking special immigrant juvenile status
Pro bono representation of a mother seeking child support in Queens Family Court
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2014, Executive Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Georgetown BLSA's President, 2013-2014 Large Chapter of the Year Award, Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree
Howard University, B.A., 2011, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa