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Ashley M. Kennedy


Ashley Kennedy is a Technology, Transactions, Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Group member within Foley & Lardner’s Intellectual Property Department. Ashley provides counsel on structuring and negotiating technology agreements to create strategic and advantageous business relationships between companies. She has experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including intellectual property licenses, software-as-a-service agreements, distribution agreements, master services agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and technology transfer agreements. Ashley also has experience structuring and addressing the intellectual property components of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

Prior to joining Foley as an associate, Ashley served as an associate and summer clerk at an intellectual property-focused law firm, preparing patent applications for the USPTO. She previously worked in the engineering sector for an aerospace and defense company.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Order of the Coif (2022)
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Faculty Award (2021, 2022)
  • Recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law, FDA Law, New Ventures, Criminal Law, and Evidence
  • Recipient of Outstanding Achievement Awards in Constitutional Law II, Criminal Procedure and White-Collar Crime


  • Member, Intellectual Property Section of the Utah State Bar
  • Member, David K. Winder Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Utah