Overview

Ashley A. Diaz advises and counsels clients in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters. She represents employers in responding to administrative charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Ashley also defends clients in litigation relating to claims of employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, among other issues.

Ashley assists the Littler Global Mobility and Immigration Team in responding to Requests for Evidence from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in connection with employment visas on behalf of Littler clients. She also advocates for and prepares applications for employment-based visas. Ashley recognizes compliance issues with respect to I-9 recordkeeping.

Prior to joining Littler, Ashley practiced at a labor and employment law firm in St. Louis. She defended management in several labor arbitrations, and prepared and filed H-1B and TN nonimmigrant visas and applications for employment-based permanent residency. Her role there also involved preparing and filing various pleadings, motions and briefs in both federal and state court, appearing in state court to argue said motions or briefs.

During law school, Ashley had the unique opportunity to intern for the New York Yankees legal department where she researched and analyzed issues relating to stadium liability, employment law and consumer protection. She also reviewed and revised contractual and vendor agreements between the Yankees and its various licensees and other entities.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

August 2014 - present

Member

Missouri Botanical Garden Young Friends Council

June 2015 - present

Member

Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis, Red Shoe Society

June 2013 - present

Member

St. Louis Sports Commission Associates

July 2016 - present

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2017-2018

Named, Editor of the Year

Saint Louis University Law Journal

2014

Speaking Engagements

Employment Law 101 - The Basics of Handling Pro Bono Employment Matters

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, MO

March 2019

Education

  • J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, 2014cum laude
  • B.S., Missouri State University, 2011cum laude

Bar Admission

Missouri
Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois