Ashley M. Koley



Ashley Koley is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office where she is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Ashley counsels clients regarding all aspects of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, and entertainment-related matters.  She is also active on several litigation teams in the high tech, design, and entertainment based spaces.  Ashley is a founding member of Foley’s Digital Assets, Web3, and NFTs team (DAWN).

Prior to joining Foley, Ashley worked at a nationally recognized firm as an entertainment and sports law clerk. In her position, she prepared clients for litigation and assisted in procuring a denial of summary judgment for a high profile client in a copyright infringement and breach of implied-in-fact contract case. While at Southwestern Law School, Ashley was a clinician in the Southwestern Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic where she drafted a variety of contracts relating to film and television production.


  • Co-author, "Antitrust Enforcement Against Oligopolies," Antitrust Law Daily; Wolters Kluwer (October 2019)
  • Co-author, “From Gamers to the Runway: Brand Protection for Digital Fashion,” Landslide (Vol. 14, No. 3, 2022)


  • Southwestern Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2020)
    • Entertainment and Media Concentration with honors
    • Board member, Southwestern Law Review
    • Clinician, Southwestern Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic
    • Recipient of Best Brief Award in Southwestern Law School’s Appellate Advocacy Program
    • Recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Criminal Law, Contracts, Evidence, Constitutional Law, Wills & Trusts and Business Associations
    • Recipient of Witkins Awards for Academic Excellence in Legal Research & Writing, Appellate Advocacy and Professional Responsibility
  • University of Winnipeg (B.S., 2006)


  • French


  • California
  • Texas