Ashley Waring is an Associate who practices in Mullen Coughlin’s Incident Response practice group. As a Breach Coach for organizations who have experienced a data privacy and security incident, Ashley coordinates the response and investigation into the incident from a legal perspective, counseling on their legal, regulatory and contractual obligations. She also assists organizations in post-incident services such as in procuring and facilitating credit and identity monitoring for affected populations, drafting of internal and external communications about the incident and any subsequent regulatory investigation related to the incident.
Ashley joined Mullen Coughlin from NJM Insurance where she was a Staff Attorney defending NJM-insureds in workers’ compensation litigation. This included handling all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation, including conducting legal research, preparing legal documents, negotiating settlements and representing clients during court and other legal proceedings. She also assisted in the oversight of outside law firms’ handling of workers’ compensation and third-party suits litigated in Pennsylvania. Previously, Ashley represented self-insured employers, insurance companies and third-party administrators as an attorney practicing workers’ compensation litigation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as part of her private law firm practice.
Ashley was also a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Renee H. Toliver in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
While a law student at Wake Forest University School of Law, Ashley was the Articles Editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy; a member of the Moot Court where she served as Chief Justice from 2014–15; and the President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). She was also admitted into the Order of the Barristers and Pro Bono Honor Society. Additionally, she participated in the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, wherein she helped prepare an appeal brief and successfully presented an oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.