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

Ashley Nyquist has broad experience representing individual and corporate clients in high-stakes civil and criminal matters, including complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels, internal investigations, and investigations by a variety of regulators.

  • Representing major financial institution in government investigations of alleged bribery relating to hiring practices.
  • Successfully represented closely held corporation in corporate control lawsuit, winning summary judgment on all claims.
  • Successfully represented group of content companies challenging an order of the Federal Communications Commission 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 publicly traded corporation in DOJ Antitrust Division grand jury investigation.
  • Represented former executive of Fortune 100 company under investigation for alleged U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Represented individual under indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice.    

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)