Overview

Ashley L. Shively is a class action litigator and privacy attorney in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office. She focuses her litigation practice on the defense of financial institutions and businesses in consumer class and individual actions, including fair lending, data breach, privacy, credit reporting, debt collection, false advertising and unfair business practices. Ms. Shively has extensive experience litigating class actions under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and California's Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA).

Ms. Shively also handles complex litigation matters, from mass tort and federal multidistrict litigation to commercial contract disputes. She represents public agencies and private businesses affected by litigation brought under the California Public Records Act, and clients in matters involving the FCC and other regulatory agencies.

Ms. Shively counsels FinTech and financial services companies on consumer protection issues with respect to product development, regulatory compliance, and state and federal enforcement. She has substantial experience advising companies on privacy issues and legislative developments as well as compliance with state, federal and international privacy laws and regulations. At present, she is particularly focused on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Ms. Shively previously worked in the civil division of the Superior Court of California of the County of Alameda. She also externed during law school for the Honorable Frank C. Damrell in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Honorable Robert L. Dondero in the Superior Court of California of the County of San Francisco.

Credentials

Education
  • University of California Davis School of Law, J.D.
  • The Johns Hopkins University, M.A., Government
  • The Johns Hopkins University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Memberships
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Leadership Development Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco

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