Ashley B. Matthews Partner

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Ashley advises retailers and financial institutions with respect to consumer financial services, privacy and security, and governance matters.

She counsels organizations with respect to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Consumer Leasing Act (CLA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA), the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act) and equivalent state-level financial services, consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws. Ashley also advises clients with regard to state and federal automatic renewal and home solicitation sale laws. 

Ashley has regularly advised home warranty companies concerning compliance with federal and state laws and regulatory guidance, including creation of a state-by-state compliance handbook for home warranties and service contracts. She also routinely assists clients with licensing and responses to regulatory inquires. 

Ashley holds the CIPP/US credential as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

While earning her law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law, Ashley was a two-year recipient of the Dillard Fellowship. She also served as the president of the Public Interest Law Association, and was elected to the Raven Society. While earning her master’s degree in newspaper journalism from New York University, Ashley received a grant to participate in the Russian-American Journalism Institute. Prior to attending law school, Ashley worked as a consultant for USAID in the United States and Afghanistan, focusing on local governance development programs.


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