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Ashley N. Higginson

Associate

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+1.517.483.4912
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+1.517.487.2070
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+1.517.374.6304
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Education

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Princeton University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts

  • Western District of Michigan 

Languages

Ashley Higginson's practice focuses on various employment and labor issues, counseling, and litigation.

Ashley represents management in defending single-plaintiff and class-action lawsuits involving employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, as well as wage and hour claims, FMLA claims, Title IX claims, Freedom of Information Act and due process lawsuits. She also counsels employers on drafting enforceable employment contracts, non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements and releases and litigating related claims.

Ashley has a particular focus in counseling high education, K-12 and public entity clients on Title IX, FOIA, the Open Meetings Act, FERPA, and other day to day client issues and she has significant internal investigation experience.

Honors

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021

Middle distance runner: U.S. Olympic Alternate, Pan-American & NACAC Gold Medalist, 3-time Collegiate All-American, 5-time National Champion

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

United Stated Track and Field Association, Serve on Legal Committee at the Selection of USTAF President, 2021-2024

Greater Lansing Society of Human Resource Management, Board Member & Legislative Director

AthleteBiz, Board Member

Covenant House, Board Member

Teaching

Seton Hall Law School, guest lecturer

Speeches

"Are You My Employee? How to Avoid Expensive Wage and Hour Mistakes, and Properly Categorize Your Workforce," Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar, July 14, 2021

"HIPAA, FERPA & Privacy in the COVID Era," Co-presenter with Samantha Kopacz, Michigan School Business Officials 2021 Annual Conference

"Working in a COVID-19 World," Michigan School Business Officials 2021 Annual Conference

"Anti-discrimination Laws in a COVID-19 World: What Employers Need to Know About ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws," Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar, Sept. 17, 2020

Publications

"Abbott Gets an F; Courts Can Provide Extra Credit," 16 Rutgers Race & L. Rev. 289 (2015)

Articles