Ashley is responsible for the corporate governance affairs for all of the portfolio companies of Highlander Partners, in addition to providing legal insight and advice on the day to day to legal issues that arise at the portfolio companies. Ashley advises the business and sales teams at the various portfolio companies on structuring contractual terms within their marketing, distribution, development and non-disclosure agreements. Ashley also assists with matters that arise during Highlander’s acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies.
Ashley joined Highlander Partners in 2014. Prior to joining Highlander, Ashley spent eight years in the New York, Dallas, Austin and Houston offices of Vinson & Elkins. While at Vinson & Elkins, Ashley worked with private equity sponsors investing in private and public companies and executing initial public offerings with the SEC. Her experience also involved representing various investment banks during their underwriting of large debt and equity public underwritten offerings. Ashley also served as Assistant General Counsel at Jefferies & Co, Inc. in New York where she had broad corporate responsibilities at Jefferies including advising on securities law compliance and drafting Jefferies’ public disclosure documents with the SEC. While at Jefferies, Ashley also advised the firm investment banking partners on M&A transactions and worked on internal corporate matters for Jefferies’.
Education and Certification
J.D., University of Texas
B.A., Foreign Affairs, with Distinction, University of Virginia