Ashley Prickett Cuttino

Shareholder || Greenville

Ashley concentrates her practice in management-side employment litigation, including defending claims against wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract.  She also has a broader general litigation practice that has allowed her to defend clients in complex toxic tort actions, class actions, asbestos personal injury defense, construction defect cases, and FELA claims for railroad clients.  Ashley’s specialty is complex litigation, class actions and multi-plaintiff litigation. She also advises clients in the area of traditional labor law and has defended both small businesses and national companies in their effort to be union-free.

Ashley is experienced in e-discovery, the use of emerging technologies in the workplace, and developing records retention policies.  She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Records Retention and E-Discovery Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins.  Ashley regularly conducts in-house training and speaks to legal and human resource professionals on such relevant topics as E-Discovery Issues in Employment for clients, human resource professional groups, and fellow attorneys.

Ashley is also a member of the Steering Committee for the firm’s Data Privacy Group.  Ashley helps employers draft and develop data privacy, technology and data security policies. Ashley also advises clients about the data security aspects of human resource related policies, including BYOD policies, background check privacy issues, and social media privacy issues.  She also handles litigation associated with data breaches.  Ashley was a member of the legal team involved in Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., et al. v. R. James Nicholson, et al. which, at the time, was the largest class action in the data privacy area with over 28,000,000 members.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ashley counsels employers and provides training on various employment issues that they face each day, including medical and disability issues, privacy concerns, and all forms of workplace policies. She negotiates and drafts employee-related agreements, including employment agreements and separation and release agreements—all with an eye toward providing her clients the business results they seek, coupled with the strongest legal protections possible.

Ashley is also actively involved in raising the profile of women in her own firm, in the legal community and in her local community.  Ashley is the Co-Chair of the Ogletree Deakins Women’s Initiative, is a member of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, and is Past-Chair of the Greenville YWCA.

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Ashley has defended both small businesses and national companies. Ashley represented the Governor of South Carolina and the South Carolina Director of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in a lawsuit brought by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in both the S.C. District Court and prevailed before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association (Practice and Procedure Committee – E-Discovery Subcommittee; former member of Social Networking Taskforce)
  • Greenville Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers (State Board Member; former Co-Regional Representative for Greenville)
  • S.C. Defense Trial Attorneys Association (Labor and Employment Committee)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Graduate, South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative Upstate Class XIV
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Clemson University (Board of Visitors)
  • Greenville Magazine Legal Elite 2016 (Labor and Employment)

Community Involvement:

  • South Carolina Code of Conduct Task Force (appointed by Governor Haley) (2014-2015)
  • YWCA of Greenville (Board Chairman 2013-2014; Board Member 2011-2014)
  • Executive Leadership Team – American Heart Association, Heart Walk Greenville Chapter (2012-2014)
  • Clemson Club of Greenville (Board Member)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate (former Board Member)
  • Paris Elementary School PTA – Watch D.O.G.S. (Chairman 2013-2014)

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