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ashley funSenior Trial Consultant

New York

Ashley is a senior trial consultant with The Focal Point. Based out of our New York office, Ashley has worked on numerous high-profile matters, including a complex auditing matter that was the first jury to ever hold a major accounting firm responsible for the loss of investor funds during the Madoff period. Some of her most notable cases are IBM v. Groupon; FDIC v. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC); ILS v. HyperBranch; Intellectual Ventures (IV) v. FedEx; FutureSelect v. Ernst & YoungTaylor, Bean & Whitaker Plan Trust v. PwCand Butamax v. Gevo.

Ashley’s specialty is supporting clients who have high-volume, fast-paced cases. Cool-headed and steady, she has impressed clients with her ability to nimbly respond to rapidly changing deadlines. She is likewise particularly skilled in working with expert witnesses to visually present their opinions. She has worked extensively on patent cases throughout the U.S. As well, she has supported over a dozen trials, ranging from pharmaceutical matters to product infringement. 

Ashley is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she studied filmmaking, film theory, and philosophy. She then moved to New York to earn her MFA from Parsons’ Design and Technology program. At Parsons, Ashley’s work centered around emerging technologies and their impact on narrative design and story-telling. She enjoys approaching complex puzzles with a cybernetic lens and learning how systems function by studying their inherent structures and restraints. 

In addition to film and design, Ashley enjoys creative writing. Her work has been featured in several magazines, including Karawaneand The Rag. She also finds joy in helping members of her community. As a court-appointed special advocate for CASA-NYC, Ashley works to find safe, permanent homes for foster care youth.

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