Ashley provides strategic counsel to clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to municipalities and special service districts on complex environmental compliance, litigation, and enforcement issues.
She has significant experience helping clients navigate complex water discharge and wetland permitting processes, defending Clean Water Act citizen suits, and defending civil and criminal enforcement actions brought under the Clean Water Act and related state statutes.
Water Quality Advisor: Ashley’s water quality experience includes advising industrial and municipal clients on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Section 404 wetland permitting matters. She has also represented dischargers in complex Section 401 water quality certifications, development of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and in water quality standards and policy development.
Environmental Litigator: Ashley litigates environmental disputes concerning claims under the Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, Clean Air Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act and other environmental statutes. Ashley has substantial experience resolving environmental citizen suits, appealing or defending agency decisions before administrative tribunals, and in complex federal court litigation concerning common law claims.
Prior to practicing in Utah and joining Holland & Hart, Ashley was an associate at K&L Gates LLP in Seattle, Washington. She is admitted to practice in Utah, Utah Federal District Courts, Washington, and Washington Federal District Courts.