Ashley Eickhof

Ashley Eickhof

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Ashley Eickhof is an associate in the Firm's North America Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. Ashley is an experienced litigator and has tried criminal cases in federal court.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Ashley worked at another large international law firm in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. Before that, Ashley began her career as a federal prosecutor for the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice.

Practice Focus

Ashley counsels her clients in a wide variety of litigation and antitrust matters, including complex civil litigation, criminal cartel defense, investigations by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, antitrust merger review, and compliance counseling.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Counsel for a global urethane manufacturer in antitrust litigation in the Eastern District of New York alleging a group boycott.

  • Counsel for Defendant in In re: Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies Antitrust Litigation (MDL 2918) in the Northern District of California alleging price-fixing claims.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ashley handled the following matters:

  • Defended a Fortune 50 client in a complex DOJ investigation into whether the client’s participation in an industry-wide trade association standard-setting effort constituted a conspiracy to boycott emerging technologies which the DOJ closed with no enforcement action.

  • Counsel for Caterpillar Inc. in a lawsuit alleging the company conspired with a competitor and its own dealers to boycott the distributor of a foreign supplier seeking to enter the United States.

  • Counsel for Zydus Pharmaceuticals in an action brought in New Jersey federal court alleging sham litigation in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

  • Defended Fortune 500 medical supply company against criminal investigation by US Attorney's Office relating to sales of restricted pharmaceutical products and related practices.

  • Served as DOJ trial counsel in multi-week criminal antitrust trial in the Northern District of California.

Professional Honors

  • Attorney General Award, Antitrust Division Award of Distinction, 2016

Corporate Responsibility

  • Successfully proved a constitutional violation on behalf of criminal defendant and secured a 30-month reduction in sentencing.

  • Successfully obtained full social security benefits by representing client at hearing before ALJ.

  • Represented woman seeking an absolute pardon on a claim of actual innocence for murder charges (co-counsel with Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project).

  • Represented criminal defendant charged with numerous felonies following an Inauguration Day protest in 2017 and ultimately secured dismissal of case.

Admissions

  • California~United States (2015)
  • District of Columbia~United States (2018)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California~United States (2016)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California~United States (2018)

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (JD) (2015)
  • University of California at Santa Cruz (BA) (2010)

Languages

  • English