Ashley Pavel

Counsel

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Ashley Pavel is a skilled litigator who represents financial services providers in their most high-stakes matters. Ashley is experienced in complex litigation, including class actions and appeals, and regulatory enforcement actions. Ashley also advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters.

Ashley’s clients include financial services providers such as national banks, lenders, and mortgage servicers. Ashley currently represents the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority in connection with Puerto Rico’s historic Title III restructuring proceedings. 

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Languages

  • French

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, J.D.; Senior Articles Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal; Staff Member, California Law Review; Prosser Prize, Jurisprudence Award, and Aldo J. Test Writing Award
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., Law and Society, Psychology, and French: Highest Honors; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Externships

  • Honorable John Noonan, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Author

  • “Robust Causality and Cautionary Standards: Why the Inclusive Communities Decision, Despite Upholding Disparate-Impact Liability, Establishes New Protections for Defendants,” The Banking Law Journal, co-authored with Elizabeth McKeen and Bimal Patel (November 2015)
  • “The Latest Standing to Foreclose Challenges at Odds with UCC Article III,” 45 U.C.C. L.J 321, co-authored with Elizabeth McKeen and Danielle Oakley (May 2014)
  • “The Use of Eminent Domain To Write Down Mortgage Notes,” Westlaw Journal Securities Litigation & Regulation, co-authored with Elizabeth McKeen and Danielle Oakley (December 2012)
  • Representing the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority in connection with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s restructuring under Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and related adversary proceedings
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of RICO and fraud claims against mortgage servicer challenging assessment of property inspection fees and secured affirmance of the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of claims against mortgage servicing company alleging unfair practices in connection with lender placed flood insurance
  • Represented a large national bank in a series of state and federal fair lending challenges brought by the City of Los Angeles
  • Represented multiple mortgage servicers in putative class actions relating to loan modification practices
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