Ashley Hoff - Government Enforcement & White-Collar Defense - McDermott Will & Emery


A former federal prosecutor with nearly 30 years of experience litigating and conducting government investigations, Ashley Hoff is highly regarded by the bench and bar alike. Companies and individuals can turn to Ashley for a significant advantage when facing government enforcement actions, regulatory issues, risk management and mitigation opportunities, internal investigations and high-stakes white-collar criminal defense cases.

Ashley joined McDermott after serving for more than two decades with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in the US Attorneys’ Offices. She held executive leadership roles as branch chief, First Assistant and the court-appointed US Attorney for the Western District of Texas, one of the largest and busiest districts in the nation. Ashley led and oversaw dozens of government investigations and prosecutions, including as first chair and solo chair at trial, making her a force to be reckoned with when navigating and defending these same matters.

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  • American Bar Association, member
  • Austin Bar Association, member
  • National Association of Former United States Attorneys, member
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association Austin Chapter, member



Baylor University School of Law, JD, 1994
Texas Christian University, BS, 1991


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