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Ashley Anguas Nyquist

Ashley Nyquist

Ashley Nyquist helps individual and corporate clients navigate high-stakes and sensitive investigations and enforcement matters. Her experience includes handling internal and government investigations involving a variety of regulators and legal issues, as well as conducting independent investigations related to sexual misconduct. Ms. Nyquist also has significant experience representing clients in civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Her clients have included individuals and entities in the fields of education, financial services, communications, sports, and technology.

  • Conducted independent investigations of sexual misconduct for Choate Rosemary Hall and The Brearley School.
  • Represented major financial institution in government investigation of alleged bribery relating to hiring practices.
  • Represented major financial institution in connection with internal and government investigations related to alleged fraud by former employee.
  • Obtained summary judgment for closely held corporation in highly publicized corporate control lawsuit.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of putative class action against major financial institution.
  • Successfully represented group of content companies challenging an FCC order that would have resulted in the release of their confidential trade secrets to third parties. The D.C. Circuit first agreed to stay enforcement of the FCC’s order, and then overturned the order on both substantive and procedural grounds.
  • Represented third party media company in connection with DOJ and FCC review of high-profile proposed transactions.
  • Represented publicly traded corporation in DOJ Antitrust Division grand jury investigation.
  • Represented former executive of Fortune 100 company under investigation by DOJ and SEC for alleged U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
  • Represented individual under indictment by DOJ.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of the University of California and its President, Janet Napolitano, in litigation challenging the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program.
  • Represented plaintiff in § 1983 action against police and prosecutors in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana arising out of wrongful conviction and alleged Brady violations.
  • Represented criminal defendant in Maryland state court proceedings.
  • Filed amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court in cases including:
    • United States v. Castleman (No. 12-1371): Filed a brief on behalf of groups that oppose gun violence, arguing that federal law prohibits domestic abusers from possessing firearms.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, Intern (2010)
  • Yale-China Teaching Fellow, Xiuning Middle School, Anhui Province, China (2007-2009)