Ashley A. Gifford


Ashley Gifford helps clients achieve their business goals and minimize risk within an ever-changing regulatory environment. Ashley seeks to bring value to her clients with her keen insight, diligence, and ability to efficiently address distinct challenges.

Ashley services clients within a spectrum of international regulatory and trade matters regarding arms controls (ITAR), economic sanctions (OFAC), and dual-use exports (EAR). She regularly counsels clients regarding international issues, including customs issues and foreign investments subject to Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) control. Ashley also represents clients in internal investigations and government enforcement actions and handles a broad range of complex litigation matters. The companies she works with represent a wide range of sectors, including health care, manufacturing, materials handling, technology, aerospace and defense, energy, and financial services.

Prior to joining Foley, Ashley served multiple roles at the United States Department of Homeland Security in both the Office of the Deputy Secretary and the Office of the General Counsel – Intelligence Law Division. She also interned in the District Office of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and for The William J. Clinton Foundation.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recipient, Fordham Legal Writing award
  • Honorable Mention, Best Memorandum on Behalf of Claimant
  • Recipient, Alternative Dispute Resolution Faculty Recognition for Excellence award
  • Recipient, Fordham Archibald R. Murray Public Service award