Ashley Bowman joined Bird Marella in 2015 and brings extensive experience in white collar defense and several areas of litigation, including commercial contract disputes, privacy law, and legal malpractice. She has also gained experience in civil enforcement actions and pro bono representation of immigration clients.

Prior to joining Bird Marella, Ashley was an associate in the Century City office of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP where she was a member of the Business Trial and Litigation practice group. She has impressive volunteer experience with civil rights organizations, the public defender’s office and a pro bono firm’s immigration department.

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2012
  • Yale University, B.A., 2006

Representative Cases

  • Successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice on behalf of two British agencies that regulate the practice of law in the United Kingdom against broad-ranging RICO, defamation, and other claims brought by two disbarred British solicitors in federal court. The decision was affirmed on appeal and followed by a memorandum decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, completing an appellate sweep.

  • Won summary judgment on a multimillion-dollar breach of contract claim brought by a government subcontractor in federal court.

  • Secured complete dismissal of a consumer protection class action brought against a software and medical device company in Arizona Federal Court against claims of unjust enrichment, economic harm, and violations of the California Unfair Competition Law.

  • Successfully obtained a pre-trial dismissal of murder charges against the founder of a publicly traded company that runs substance abuse facilities.

Affiliations

  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Member, Century City Bar Association Board of Governors

Recent News & Events

Ashley Bowman joined Bird Marella in 2015 and brings extensive experience in white collar defense and several areas of litigation, including commercial contract disputes, privacy law, and legal malpractice. She has also gained experience in civil enforcement actions and pro bono representation of immigration clients.

Prior to joining Bird Marella, Ashley was an associate in the Century City office of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP where she was a member of the Business Trial and Litigation practice group. She has impressive volunteer experience with civil rights organizations, the public defender’s office and a pro bono firm’s immigration department.

Representative Cases

  • Successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice on behalf of two British agencies that regulate the practice of law in the United Kingdom against broad-ranging RICO, defamation, and other claims brought by two disbarred British solicitors in federal court. The decision was affirmed on appeal and followed by a memorandum decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, completing an appellate sweep.

  • Won summary judgment on a multimillion-dollar breach of contract claim brought by a government subcontractor in federal court.

  • Secured complete dismissal of a consumer protection class action brought against a software and medical device company in Arizona Federal Court against claims of unjust enrichment, economic harm, and violations of the California Unfair Competition Law.

  • Successfully obtained a pre-trial dismissal of murder charges against the founder of a publicly traded company that runs substance abuse facilities.

Affiliations

  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Member, Century City Bar Association Board of Governors

News & Events

Bird Marella Files for TRO Against United States’ Search and Seizure of Safety Deposit Boxes Belonging to Hundreds of Customers

Bird Marella attorneys Benjamin Gluck and Ashley Bowman have filed for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the United States for the unlawful search and seizure of their client’s property in violation of the client’s Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.   During the week of March 22, 2021, government agents executed a search warrant at U.S. ...

Bird Marella Featured in Daily Journal’s Verdicts and Settlements

Bird Marella was recently featured in the Daily Journal’s Verdicts and Settlements in California for its victory in KST Data, Inc. v. Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation. Representing plaintiff KST, Bird Marella prevailed in a federal bench trial, winning a multimillion-dollar judgment for the tech company in a breach of contract ...

Bird Marella Prevails at Trial for KST Data Inc. in Breach of Contract Suit

Attorneys Gary Lincenberg, Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk, Ashley Bowman and Jonathan Jackson prevailed in a federal bench trial, winning a multimillion-dollar judgment against Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation for client, KST Data, Inc., in a breach of contract and implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing suit. The dispute arose after Northrop refused to pay KST ...

Bird Marella Completes an Appellate Sweep for British Regulators

Bird Marella attorneys Mark Drooks and Ashley Bowman recently secured a memorandum decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming an order dismissing five former employees or associates of the Law Society of England and Wales (LSE) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – entities that regulate the practice of law ...

Bird Marella Obtains Summary Judgment for Tech Company in Breach of Contract Suit

Gary Lincenberg, Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk, and Ashley Bowman obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client, a prominent Los Angeles-based technology company, winning a complete victory for the company in its breach of contract lawsuit. The victory caps a string of wins in the case, including the dismissal of ...