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Ashley Miller Brings Significant Experience with Higher Education Matters to Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Washington, D.C. Office

Published: 06/23/2021
Industries: Higher Education
Services: Labor and Employment

In joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Washington, D.C. office, Ashley Miller adds to the firm’s already strong Higher Education Practice, especially with her work on Title IX and litigation and employment disputes. She joins the firm as counsel in the Washington, D.C. office.

Ms. Miller also represents colleges and universities in claims involving tenure denial, race/gender/age discrimination and disability accommodations. She moves to the firm from her prior role as counsel for United Educators (UE) and, before that, assistant director of legal resources for the National Association of College & University Attorneys (NACUA). She also previously worked as a litigator in private practice and has significant trial experience. 

In addition to her litigation work, Ms. Miller provides compliance advice on state and federal regulations affecting  higher education institutions. She also represents independent K-12 schools in litigation and provides compliance counseling.

"We are thrilled to welcome Ashley to Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr," said Jim Keller, co-chair of the Firm’s practices for Higher Education and K-12 Schools. "Ashley comes from the very best of higher education roots – she worked with our friends at the National Association of College and University Attorneys and then United Educators, and she accordingly has seen the issues our clients face from many angles – policy, advocacy, risk management and litigation. Ashley also has deep connections in the Washington D.C. area, and we are particularly excited for her to continue the growth of that office. Ashley will hit the ground running. We are very excited to have Ashley as our colleague."

Dena Calo, co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, said, “Ashley is also a terrific addition to our Employment Litigation group. She has extensive experience helping institutions of higher education and independent K-12 schools with the unique nuances of discrimination claims and disability accommodations on campuses.”

Some of the notable representations that Ms. Miller handled prior to her move to the firm include:

  • A large private university in a Title IX class action alleging that professors discriminated and harassed their female students.
  • 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.

Ms. Miller earned her J.D. from the Cornell Law School and her B.A. from Vassar College.