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Ashlie Beringer has more than two decades of experience representing media and technology companies in periods of transformation and crisis. Ashlie’s practice focuses on defending technology companies in global regulatory and litigation matters and advising on product, business and compliance strategies, particularly on issues related to disruptive technologies, privacy, cybersecurity and the blockchain ecosystem. Ashlie is actively representing technology companies in a range of industries in regulatory and criminal investigations before the FTC, CFPB, NYDFS, Department of Justice, and California, New York, Washington DC and multiple state Attorneys General, while coordinating strategy for parallel regulatory investigations around the globe.
Ashlie returned to Gibson Dunn as a partner of the Palo Alto office, after serving as Facebook’s Deputy General Counsel from 2013 to 2020, where she led the company’s global Privacy, Product, Regulatory and Litigation legal teams. At Facebook, Ashlie was a member of the core management team and successfully defended the company against hundreds of global regulatory challenges and lawsuits, and designed product and business strategies that advanced business goals while earning regulatory approval. She built a global team of more than 180 lawyers and legal professionals worldwide and continually innovated to find working models that promoted collaboration, professional evolution and innovation.
Indicative of her leadership, Ashlie was selected as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group and FinTech and Digital Assets Practice Group. Ashlie actively advises public company Boards on oversight of cybersecurity risks and mitigation straetgies, and works closely with C-Suite teams on core business and product strategies in a range of industries, leveraging her unique combination of regulatory, business and technology expertise.
Ashlie developed the Art of Product Counseling Method™, which is an innovative model for developing strategic mitigations to address key risks and requirements during product launches, and has trained many legal teams on the Method™ in Art of Product Counseling Workshops.
Prior to joining Facebook, Ashlie was a partner at Gibson Dunn where she developed a leading technology practice and played a critical role in shaping the legal and regulatory landscape to enable innovation in new and misunderstood technical platforms.
The Legal 500 recently recognized Ashlie as a leading expert in representing media and tech companies in both contentious and strategic counseling matters. The Daily Journal has recognized Ashlie as one of California’s top 100 lawyers, and Chambers USA has recognized her work in the area of Privacy and Data Security and designated her as a notable practitioner for her work in FinTech Crypto-Asset Disputes. Lawdragon has identified Ashlie as as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and “500 Leading Litigators in America.” In addition, Ashlie was identified as one of Global Data Review’s Top Women in Data 2022, and The Silicon Valley Business Journal named Ashlie to its Women of Influence list, which features “the 100 most influential women in the Silicon Valley.”
Ashlie received her law degree from Yale Law School in 1996, where she served as Editor of the Yale Law Journal and was the winner of the Yale Mock Trial Competition. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles, summa cum laude. She served as Law Clerk to Judge Richard Matsch in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Colorado.
Yale University - 1996 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 1992 Bachelor of Arts