Ashley Prickett Cuttino

Office Managing Shareholder || Greenville

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Ashley has led Ogletree Deakins’ nationwide unemployment response team. In this role, Ashley tracks unemployment changes nationwide and provides counsel to clients on unemployment related issues. In addition, Ashley is the co-chair of the Ogletree Deakins COVID-19 Litigation Practice Group. COVID-19 litigation involves all areas of employment law as well as personal injury related claims. In this role, Ashley has been able to utilize her substantial past litigation experience that includes employment litigation, personal injury litigation, medical malpractice defense, and complex toxic tort defense.

Outside of COVID-19, Ashley represents and counsels companies on a wide range of labor and employment law issues—though a significant focus of her practice is on various state leave laws (counseling and litigation) and multi-state compliance. Ashley is a member of the OD Comply compliance solutions group and the shareholder – author of the OD: Comply: State Leave Law subscription materials. Ashley is also a member of the firm’s Trial Practice Group and is regularly involved in complex employment litigation. This includes defending employer claims against discrimination and wrongful discharge. Ashley also has a broader general litigation practice that has allowed her to defend clients in complex toxic tort actions, class actions, and asbestos personal injury.

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 former Chair of the Ogletree Deakins’ Women’s Initiative (ODWIN) and remains on the steering committee. In addition, Ashley is President 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 (former member of the Practice and Procedure Committee – E-Discovery Subcommittee; former member of Social Networking Taskforce)
  • Greenville Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers (State Board Member (President-elect); former Co-Regional Representative for Greenville)
  • S.C. Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • 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

Community Involvement:

  • Clemson University Board of Visitors (member 2016-2019)
  • 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 (former 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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