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Proskauer Rose LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20004-2533
United States
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Ann Ashton is a partner in the Litigation Department, a member of the Securities Litigation Group and head of the Litigation practice in Washington, D.C. Ann has a wide range of experience in complex litigation matters and parallel proceedings, including securities class actions and individual litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, criminal and civil enforcement proceedings before various federal and state entities, corporate internal investigations, ERISA class action litigation and market conduct class actions and individual litigation. Ann is part of a team that practices in the intersection where class actions, shareholder derivative suits, SEC enforcement matters and white collar prosecutions meet.

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Ann Ashton

Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP has a busy practice that acts for brokerage firms, domestic and foreign investment banks, investment advisers, hedge funds, private investment funds and securities issuers. Ann Ashton in Washington DC leads the practice and, with veteran litigator Ralph Ferrara, she advised the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico in matters arising from its $74bn in bond debt. These included defeating a petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court filed by Vitol, and defeating a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Peaje. New York-based Jonathan Richman and Gregg Mashberg also played roles in those cases. The firm provides ‘a good combination of defense and regulatory lawyers, with a one-two combo of former SEC insiders who understand the mechanics of the regulations‘. The hire of Samuel Waldon from the SEC, who is recommended for ‘candid, straightforward advice and in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of regulators‘, is testament to the firm’s ongoing investment in this practice area. ‘The team excels in all phases of class litigation‘, remarks a client.