Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and securities matters. Head of D.C. office pro bono program. Member of D.C. office Diversity Committee. Former fellow in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program.
Katherine Ashley is a partner in Skadden Arp’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate and securities matters. She has represented buyers and sellers in public and private acquisitions and divestitures, stock and asset transactions, auctions, proxy fights, initial public offerings, and joint ventures and other strategic alliances.
Katherine holds a number of leadership positions at Skadden, including serving as the head of the Washington, D.C. office pro bono program. She also serves on the firm’s global Pro Bono Committee and on the Washington, D.C. office’s Diversity Committee. Katherine was a 2014 fellow in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program, for which she mentors incoming minority students at law schools in Washington, D.C. She earned her J.D. at The University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. at Duke University.
In the words of the HLS community member who nominated her, “Katherine is known for being kind, thoughtful, and generous with her time.”