Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a subcontractor involving the Notre Dame Football stadium in South Bend, Indiana
Successfully settled disputes with the owner and subcontractors on behalf of a construction manager on a $60 million project in North Jersey
Successfully brought bid protests on behalf of clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Successfully resolved a dispute on behalf of an owner involving condominium associations, the architect, and the engineers with respect to structural issues on a parking garage
Successfully litigated and reached a favorable settlement on behalf of an electrical contractor for a public project in New Jersey involving a $38 million solar contract.
An experienced litigator, Ashling advises education institutions and key individuals on Title IX policies, procedures, investigations, and hearings. She is an ATIXA-certified Level One Civil Rights Investigator who conducts inquiries into allegations of sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and other acts of misconduct at private and public colleges and universities. Ashling regularly partners with a second ATIXA-certified investigator with a law enforcement background and extensive trauma-informed training to manage these investigations, an approach that has proven to be an effective method for conducting investigations.
Ashling’s practice also involves counseling clients at all stages of internal investigations and navigating allegations of fraudulent business practices. She counsels clients—including boards of directors, audit committees, and executives—in responding to government investigations and implementing policies and procedures to remediate issues.
Ashling also serves as a resource for college and university students and their parents/guardians in the face of potential disciplinary proceedings or criminal investigations brought by their institution. Her understanding of the university system and its complexities enables her to help minimize potential damage to a student’s academic career. Ashling regularly defends students in disciplinary proceedings for conduct violations—including alcohol and drug violations, hazing, and assault—as well as academic violations like plagiarism and cheating.
Prior to transitioning to the Title IX, Student Defense, and Internal Investigation Groups, Ashling garnered considerable litigation experience through her work with the construction industry, where she prosecuted and defended mechanics’ liens, bond claims, and payment claim matters. She represented clients in federal and state courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including at the appellate level.
While in law school, Ashling was the managing editor of the Rutgers Law Journal. She is conversationally fluent in Spanish.