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Ashley Nyquist
Ashley Anguas Nyquist
Washington +1 202 662 5893 anyquist@cov.com Download V-card

Ashley Nyquist represents individual and corporate clients in high-stakes civil and criminal matters, including complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels and internal and government investigations involving a variety of regulators. She also has significant experience conducting independent investigations. Her clients have included individuals and entities in the financial services, communications, sports, and education fields.

  • Representing major financial institution in government investigation of alleged bribery relating to hiring practices.
  • Representing major financial institution in connection with internal and government investigations related to alleged fraud by former employee.
  • Conducted independent investigation into adult sexual misconduct at Choate Rosemary Hall.
  • 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

  • Represented plaintiff in § 1983 action against police and prosecutors in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana arising out of wrongful conviction and alleged Brady violations.  
  • 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.
  • Represented criminal defendant in Maryland state court proceedings.

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)