We are a Corporate Legal Platform dedicated to streamlining the delivery of structured legal services to corporate clients by a community of carefully sourced legal service providers.

And we provide lifecycle management for the legal portfolio assets that result from our services.

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Our Expertise

Ashe
CLOUD
Platform

Structured Service Packages

We focus on process design to develop an optimal legal service delivery model. The Ashe team utilizes this model to efficiently deliver legal services.

Workflow Management

We manage the processing of legal engagements from inception of the service request until delivery of the final work product, including intake processing, progress reporting, e-signature, and other functionality.

Lifecycle Management

We provide warehousing and management of contracts and other transaction documents, enabling use of this valuable data to provide analytics and actionable insights.

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Your needs haven't been met by any single company – until now

To meet the needs of our clients, we reimagined the way legal services are provided. The result is Ashe – a new market category in the corporate legal services sector. We integrate three core competencies that are traditionally sourced from different industries – management consulting, corporate law and cloud computing. And we provide access to a community of carefully sourced legal service providers, equipping them with client-directed protocols, resources, and service infrastructure to enable efficient and cost-effective delivery of high-quality legal services.

Ashe positioning

Ashe

  • Offers a comprehensive cloud platform that provides workflow and lifecycle management
  • Practices law and facilitates the performance of legal services for our clients
  • Engineers the delivery of legal services by our Ashe Team laywers into structured service packages governed by client directed protocols
  • Has an integrated program design that increases efficiency and reduces cost

Non-law firm providers

  • Not authorized to practice law in most U.S. jurisdictions
  • Cannot take legal responsibility for services
  • Require careful monitoring by in-house counsel to avoid unauthorized practice of law

Traditional law firms

  • Generally not comfortable in a consulting role and do not dedicate significant time to process design
  • Economic model drives focus on the sale of hours, making it challenging to provide economic efficiency

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A young organization that has already won awards.

  • US New Best Lawyers 2015 Info & Technology Award
  • US New Best Lawyers 2016 Corporate Law Award
  • US New Best Lawyers 2015 Metro Portland Award Info & Technology
  • US New Best Lawyers 2015 National Technology Award

It’s not just the Ashe team and our founding clients who thought it was a good idea to reimagine the business of law. Founded in the spring of 2015, Ashe Legal Group has already been named as one of the Best Law Firms in multiple categories by US News & World Report – rare for such a young firm.

Led by a recognized leader in sourcing and strategic initiatives.

  • ACC Value Champion Award
  • Best Lawyers Award - 21st & 22nd Editions
  • AV Martindale - Top Rated Lawyers Award
  • Financial Times Award 2011
  • Financial Times Award 2013
  • Kids in Need of Defense Award

Our founder Robert Reynolds, brings a legacy of recognition by leading independent authorities for legal work in the areas of sourcing, IT outsourcing, and strategic mandates. He is included in the 22nd edition (2016) and 21st edition (2015) of Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Corporate Law, Information Technology Law and Technology Law — and, in 2016, he is also recognized in the practice area of IT Outsourcing Law. In 2013 the Financial Times recognized him as being one of the 10 most Innovative Lawyers in the United States in the "Global Agents for Change" category. And in 2011, the Financial Times recognized his work on one of the most innovative global law projects — the post-acquisition integration of a $2B business unit for one of the largest Canadian banks.

Contact us for a complete list of our team’s awards and recognition.

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Why buy hours when you can buy answers?

Ashe is the team for providing businesses with efficient and cost-effective solutions for recurring transactional and compliance needs in areas where process design, technology and targeted legal resources will provide significant benefits. The following Ashe team engagements illustrate our capabilities:

Following are representative engagements of Ashe and members of its team that illustrate their broad range of capabilities

Assisting in the design and implementation of shared service centers to support IT, logistics and other procurement functions for a leading sportswear apparel company and providing ongoing legal services support for those functions.
Assisting a global insurance provider in designing and implementing an information security compliance program.
Supporting a leading sportswear apparel company in identifying and evaluating information security risks and assuring adequate protection in vendor contracts.
Designing the legal service delivery model for one of the world’s largest outsourcing logistics providers.
Designing, developing and implementing an intellectual property migration program for the entire global IP portfolio of a Fortune 25 shipper.
Designing the organizational structure and legal process workflow for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), a charity jointly sponsored by Microsoft and Angelina Jolie.

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Our Leadership Team

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Robert Reynolds
Founder & CEO

Recognized as one of the world's best and most innovative lawyers, Robert focuses on sourcing and technology implementation, mission-critical corporate strategic initiatives, global compliance programs, and other complex and high profile activities.

With a particular concentration on IT procurement, Robert's sourcing experience ranges from solving large-scale tactical procurement and outsourcing issues and to managing the business process service procurement arrangements and mission-critical data, IP, and other high-value portfolios of intangible assets.

In addition, Robert's strategic initiative assignments have included the design of a wide range of procurement programs and legal service delivery models. He has also been retained to analyze the design of legal service delivery models for the support of sourcing and other large-scale legal activity.

Robert is a frequent speaker at SIG and other sourcing conferences, presenting on the development of legal sourcing strategies; the management of sourcing initiatives; and the development of legal service models to support these initiatives.

Robert earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University—where he served as the Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review— and he studied chemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. Prior law firm affiliations as a partner include Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and Alston Bird LLP. Robert is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, and Illinois.

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Jen Warner
Chief Development Officer & VP Compliance

Jen is a collaborative senior executive with a focus on strategic business solutions. With a background in LEAN process management and global implementation, Jen provides broad operational and execution capability across functional areas. Jen’s background includes building and leading business services, legal operations and global compliance programs for Fortune 500 companies.

Jen has been nationally recognized as a Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, an affiliate of the American Bar Association, and as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Jen is a frequent speaker and contributor at conferences focused on third party management, compliance, internal controls, and sourcing best practices.

Prior to joining Ashe, Jen served as Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel Americas of XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) and as Vice President of Compliance and Deputy General Counsel of Con-way, Inc. (NYSE: CNW). Jen also served as Associate Counsel for NW Natural Gas Company (NYSE: NWN) and was in private practice at Davis Wright Tremaine and Stoel Rives.

Jen received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where she was a Dillard Fellow and B.A. from the University of Utah. Jen is admitted to the bar in Oregon.

Joshua Siler

Joshua Siler
Strategic Technology Advisor

Joshua Siler serves as our strategic technology advisor helping lead AsheWorks’ Alexe platform initiative. With over 20 years of software development experience, including a leading B2B Digital Marketing Agency for Fortune 500 companies, clients like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and others, and the development of innovative early software as a service (SaaS) and marketing automation capabilities, Josh provides insight and experience to our ever evolving platform.

Currently Josh leads HiringThing, a SaaS recruiting software provider, as Founder/CTO. HiringThing (http://www.hiringthing.com), whose investors include the founders of SurveyMonkey, helps hundreds of companies post jobs online, manage applicant and hire great employees.

Josh’s ability to keenly understand that technology is only as good as the business need it solves, combined with his experience in online software, marketing technology, and UX/UI make him an incredible asset to the AsheWorks Alexe team.

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Michael Cannon
Head of Midwest Office

A corporate lawyer and finance executive, Michael has led complex corporate and financial restructuring transactions and has overseen a wide variety of support operations (including legal, finance, tax, IT, IP, accounting, HR, contracting, and regulator administrative areas). At Ashe Legal Group, he is an integral member of the business planning, strategy, and fundraising teams.

Previously, Michael served as Corporate Counsel to BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE), was a Founder and served as Vice President of Finance, Law, and Administration for Optobionics Corporation, a venture-backed Class III medical device company, and, prior to BearingPoint, he held a variety of other business leadership and planning positions.

Michael received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. In addition to his in-house corporate work, his past law firm affiliations include serving as a Partner at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP (now Dentons) and as Of Counsel for Mayer Brown LLP. Michael is admitted to the bar in Illinois.

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Steve Claussen
Practice Group Director

Steve has over 25 years of legal experience. Prior to joining Ashe, Steve served for the 4 years as the Corporate Attorney for Papa Murphy’s International LLC, the operator and franchisor of a 1500 store take ‘n’ bake pizza chain – the largest in the United States. Steve managed the work of Papa Murphy’s legal department, including business transactions, litigation, public company compliance and franchise relations.

Prior to Papa Murphy’s, Steve was Senior Associate Counsel at Knowledge Learning Corporation, now KinderCare Education LLC, which owns an international chain of childcare centers. Prior to that, Steve was in private practice at Williams Frederickson and Stark in Portland, Oregon, where he was primarily engaged in real estate and land use work. Steve received his J.D. from Willamette University and a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Gonzaga University. Steve is admitted to the bar in Oregon.

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Drew Glikbarg
Director of Client Relations

Drew has more than 20 years of business and legal experience. He has represented both Fortune 500 and smaller companies in commercial contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property matters, litigation management, and business transactions ranging in size from under $1 million to over $700 million.

Drew began his legal career at Brownstein, Rask, LLP, a midsize general practice law firm. Drew then spent 10 years in-house serving as Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs, for Knowledge Learning Corporation (now KinderCare Education LLC).

He received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark where he was selected to the Cornelius Honor Society, and a B.A. in History at the University of California at Los Angeles. Drew is admitted to the bar in Oregon and Washington.

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Alex O’Sullivan-Pierce
Manager of Legal Operations

As our Manager of Legal Operations, Alex focuses on development and maintenance of the processes and infrastructure to ensure quality service delivery to our clients as well as management of our relationships with clients and business partners.

Prior to joining Ashe Legal Group, Alex worked as an attorney for an Am Law 100 firm in New York, serving clients in the finance, technology and fashion industries. Alex received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, an M.A. in Secondary Education from City University of New York and a B.A. from George Washington University, where he studied English Literature and graduated Cum Laude. Prior to attending law school, Alex was a middle school English teacher and basketball coach in the Bronx, New York. Alex is admitted to the bar in New York.

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Contact

300 Oswego Pointe Drive, Suite #208
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Jen Warner

(503) 715-2944