Ashley Dobbs

Ashley Dobbs

Ashley R. Dobbs is an associate with Bean, Kinney & Korman practicing in the areas of intellectual property and business transactions. Her practice focuses on helping clients protect, grow and benefit from their ideas and assets through corporate formation, business transactions and by protecting their intellectual property.

Ashley helps clients protect and profit from their corporate brand, through trademark and copyright protection, licensing and franchising agreements, and compliance with advertising laws. Ashley also advises clients on the acquisition, protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and software, media and technology licensing and assignment agreements. She advises clients on all types of business agreements and contracts. In addition, she advises clients on web site terms of use, privacy policies and domain name use and protection.

Ashley’s blend of business and legal background makes her suited to understand the intersection of business and law and keeps her focused on the client’s business objectives.

Ashley also actively represents clients in a variety of animal-related matters, including transactional matters and providing for their pets through estate planning.

Before attending law school, Ashley worked for 15 years in business with a large consulting company and with several of her own entrepreneurial ventures, including the Dobbs Group. While in those positions, she worked with corporate leaders on strategic planning, brand marketing, business process improvement and employee communication.

Ashley maintains a deep commitment to community service while volunteering with local charities and community organizations. She has served as a board member, volunteer and fundraiser for a long list of community organizations throughout her career. She chaired the committee that supported the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Hotline from 2005 to 2008, serves as a legal advisor to several local and national animal welfare organizations, and chairs the ABA’s Animal Law Committee team developing continuing education programs.