Ashley E. Miller

Ashley E. Miller

Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 295-6679
Fax: (202) 337-6065

Primary Office

Washington
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20006-3434

Ashley E. Miller

Counsel

Ashley E. Miller

Ashley Miller represents colleges and universities in disputes with employees and students, including claims involving Title IX, tenure denials, race/gender/age discrimination allegations, and disability accommodations. Drawing on her prior experience as counsel for United Educators (UE) and assistant director of legal resources for the National Association of College & University Attorneys (NACUA), Ashley brings a broad perspective to her work helping institutions of higher education manage their risks and defend student and employee suits. At UE alone, she resolved hundreds of claims through investigations, mediations and, when necessary, in court. Ashley has also worked as a litigator in private practice and has significant trial experience. 

Ashley used her experience as a litigator to develop and present risk management tools for higher education administrators in a number of areas including responses to controversial events on campus and safeguards for institutions from sexual predators. At NACUA, she handled external outreach to the Department of Education and other government agencies and shaped the organization’s response to its comments to the DOE on a “FERPA Dear Colleague letter” concerning student medical records. Her understanding of compliance issues is reflected in her role at NACUA as the editor of its publication "Building an Effective Compliance Program: An Introductory Guide."

In addition to her work for higher education clients, Ashley represents independent K-12 schools in similar disputes and advises them on compliance with federal and state regulation

Experience

Select representations include:

  • A large private university in a Title IX class action alleging that professors discriminated and harassed their female students.
  • A large private university in resolving tenure denial litigation on the eve of trial.
  • A small liberal arts college in a tenure denial case focused on gender bias in student evaluations.
  • A small religious college in a First Amendment ministerial exception case that was appealed to the state’s highest court.
  • A private college in pre-suit negotiations of a student’s claim she was sexually assaulted and harassed by a college administrator.
  • An independent school in an age discrimination suit brought by a longtime teacher.
  • A client in a criminal appeal in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Credentials and Accolades

Education

J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School, 2008

  • Senior Note Editor, Cornell Law Review

B.A., magna cum laude, Vassar College, 2005

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York

Ashley Miller represents colleges and universities in disputes with employees and students, including claims involving Title IX, tenure denials, race/gender/age discrimination allegations, and disability accommodations. Drawing on her prior experience as counsel for United Educators (UE) and assistant director of legal resources for the National Association of College & University Attorneys (NACUA), Ashley brings a broad perspective to her work helping institutions of higher education manage their risks and defend student and employee suits. At UE alone, she resolved hundreds of claims through investigations, mediations and, when necessary, in court. Ashley has also worked as a litigator in private practice and has significant trial experience. 

Ashley used her experience as a litigator to develop and present risk management tools for higher education administrators in a number of areas including responses to controversial events on campus and safeguards for institutions from sexual predators. At NACUA, she handled external outreach to the Department of Education and other government agencies and shaped the organization’s response to its comments to the DOE on a “FERPA Dear Colleague letter” concerning student medical records. Her understanding of compliance issues is reflected in her role at NACUA as the editor of its publication "Building an Effective Compliance Program: An Introductory Guide."

In addition to her work for higher education clients, Ashley represents independent K-12 schools in similar disputes and advises them on compliance with federal and state regulation