Ashley R. Hodges is an associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Litigation department, where she works out of the firm’s New York and Paris offices. Ashley’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and the U.K. Bribery Act. Ashley has represented U.S. and international clients across a variety of industries, with an emphasis on financial services, media, and defense. Ashley conducts investigations and complex due diligence on third-party agents and joint venture partners worldwide, and she assists companies with enhancing compliance programs and navigating data privacy matters.
In addition to her regulatory compliance and investigations practice, Ashley defends clients in high-stakes civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts as well as arbitral proceedings. She has represented clients in actions initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and New York state prosecutors. 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, Associates Committee, and Mentoring Task Force.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, National Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
"Preparing for a Sanctions Crackdown on Apparel Companies with Operations in China," The Anti-Corruption Report (October 2018) (co-authored with Ryan Fayhee)
"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)
"Third Party Risk Management for Financial Institutions: Best Practices and Effective Tools," The Knowledge Group, webinar, March 2019
Moderator, “Responding to Anti-Corruption Investigations in 2019,” National Bar Association Commercial Law Section Corporate Counsel Conference, January 2019
Representation of a leading U.S. defense contractor in connection with multiple corporate internal investigations
Representation of a world-leading manufacturer in connection with corporate internal investigations and compliance reviews
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
Representation of the Trustee in the SIPA liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc. in numerous general creditor claims litigations
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