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Ashley S. Jenkins

Counsel

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-3530
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Ms. Jenkins is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team.  She represents clients in single plaintiff and class actions in federal courts, as well as in government compliance investigations that may result in enforcement actions brought in federal court.

Ms. Jenkins’ practice focuses on disability law and its impact on public accommodations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and corollary state non-discrimination statutes in matters before both federal and state courts.  She represents public accommodations nationally in matters involving architectural barriers, effective communication, service animals, and digital accessibility issues (e.g., accessibility of websites and mobile applications for individuals with visual and hearing disabilities).  Ms. Jenkins has successfully represented hotels, retailers, restaurants, institutions of higher learning, technology companies, and health care providers in ADA Title III litigation in various federal and state courts across the country.  Ms. Jenkins also advises clients throughout the country regarding ADA requirements and creating compliance policies and training programs to enable clients to avoid or respond to federal litigation.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Jenkins worked in the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice where she investigated public accommodations as well as state and local governments for violations of the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act.  In addition, Ms. Jenkins also assisted in the Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation while working in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.

Ms. Jenkins is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team.  She represents clients in single plaintiff and class actions in federal courts, as well as in government compliance investigations that may result in enforcement actions brought in federal court.

Ms. Jenkins’ practice focuses on disability law and its impact on public accommodations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and corollary state non-discrimination statutes in matters before both federal and state courts.  She represents public accommodations nationally in matters involving architectural barriers, effective communication, service animals, and digital accessibility issues (e.g., accessibility of websites and mobile applications for individuals with visual and hearing disabilities).  Ms. Jenkins has successfully represented hotels, retailers, restaurants, institutions of higher learning, technology companies, and health care providers in ADA Title III litigation in various federal and state courts across the country.  Ms. Jenkins also advises clients throughout the country regarding ADA requirements and creating compliance policies and training programs to enable clients to avoid or respond to federal litigation.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Jenkins worked in the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice where she investigated public accommodations as well as state and local governments for violations of the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act.  In addition, Ms. Jenkins also assisted in the Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation while working in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.

Education

  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (2008)

  • B.S., Gannon University, summa cum laude (2005)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia