Ashley Martabano has represented individual and corporate clients in complex, high-stakes criminal, civil and regulatory matters in both state and federal courts. With experience in cases spanning the civil and criminal spectra from criminal antitrust matters and civil damages trials to complex RICO and antitrust cases, her practice currently focuses on blockchain and FinTech matters in regulatory, criminal and civil contexts. She has extensive experience with cutting-edge technology cases, including representing entrepreneurs, companies, and early adopters in all types of criminal and regulatory defense matters (such as SEC, DOJ, CFTC, and state attorney generals) and civil litigation. She also has extensive experience in off-label pharmaceutical investigations, False Claims Act cases and FCPA matters. Ashley began her career at Quinn Emanuel handling complex civil and criminal matters. Just before joining Waymaker, Ashley briefly served as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles through the TAP program where she handled both preliminary hearings and a jury trial in state court.
Before beginning her practice in the US, Ashley spent a year in South Africa litigating constitutional women’s rights issues from trial court level through the Constitutional Court as a Harvard Henigson Human Rights Fellow with the Women’s Legal Centre. This experience included appearing in the Constitutional Court with two South African advocates at the end of her tenure.
Ashley graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003, where she practiced as both a Deputy District Attorney and as a public defender through Harvard’s clinical programs. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
She is admitted to practice in New York and California and various federal courts.