Danny Ashby advises clients in federal white-collar criminal matters, class action securities litigation, securities enforcement, and corporate internal investigations. He represents numerous public and closely held companies and trade associations in federal courts throughout the United States. Danny has tried more than 25 cases and has argued more than a dozen matters before federal appeals courts across the country. He routinely defends issuers, officers, and directors in class action and other private securities litigation brought under the 1933 Securities Act and the 1934 Securities Exchange Act. He also represents corporations and individuals in SEC investigations, False Claims Act matters, and parallel civil/criminal investigations and proceedings.
Ranked among The Best Lawyers in America for white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation, Danny’s criminal experience includes pre-indictment counseling and grand jury practice, as well as full-fledged jury trials of lengthy and complex criminal cases. Danny also devotes a substantial part of his litigation practice to federal appellate work, handling both civil and criminal appeals throughout the country. Past federal appeals have included federal securities fraud, intellectual property, and federal taxation matters, and issues involving the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments.
Prior to joining O’Melveny, Danny was a Partner at another international law firm. Before entering private practice, he served under Attorney General William Barr as a trial attorney (Honors Program) in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice. He also served as a special assistant US Attorney in the Alexandria Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Danny also served as a law clerk to Judge Edith Jones of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.