Ashley L. Shively is a privacy attorney and class action litigator in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office.
Ms. Shively counsels public and privacy companies on consumer protection and data privacy issues with respect to product development, sign-up and point-of-sale procedures, digital marketing, regulatory compliance, and state and federal enforcement. She regularly advises on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act of 2003, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), state privacy and unfair and deceptive practices laws, and similar legal and regulatory requirements. At present, she is particularly focused on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and writes and speaks frequently on the topic.
Ms. Shively focuses her litigation practice on the defense of financial institutions and businesses in consumer class and individual actions, including privacy, data breach, false advertising, unfair business practices, fair lending, credit reporting and debt collection. She has extensive experience litigating class actions under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and California's Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA).
Ms. Shively also handles complex litigation matters, from mass tort and federal multidistrict litigation to commercial contract disputes. She represents public agencies and private businesses affected by litigation brought under the California Public Records Act, and clients in matters involving the FCC and other regulatory agencies.
Immediately after law school, Ms. Shively worked in the complex and civil divisions of the Superior Court of California of the County of Alameda. She also externed during law school for the Honorable Frank C. Damrell in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Honorable Robert L. Dondero in the Superior Court of California of the County of San Francisco.