Biography

Ashley Roybal-Reid has diverse litigation experience in federal and California courts, where she has represented clients in intellectual property, tort, class action, and complex commercial disputes.

Ashley has been involved in all stages of litigation, from filing and responding to lawsuits, to discovery, alternative dispute resolution efforts and pre-trial preparation, to trial and post-trial motions. Her broad range of experience allows her strategize effectively: limiting protracted litigation where possible, while ensuring that clients are well positioned to go to trial, if needed.

While in law school, Ashley served as a law clerk for the Appeals, Writs, & Trials Unit of the Office of the State Attorney General in San Francisco and as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.

Ashley maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily focused on assisting unaccompanied minors in applying for and obtaining asylum.

Ashley is conversational in Spanish and French.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Arbitration Agreements in Privacy Disputes: The Wyze Decision and the CCPA

Earlier this year, a number of individuals brought a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington against Washington-based company Wyze Labs, Inc (Wyze), which manufactures “smart” home cameras...

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Cannabis IP: Using Intellectual Property to Protect Your Assets and Grow Your Business

Nate Garhart and Ashley Roybal-Reid discuss "Cannabis IP: Using Intellectual Property to Protect Your Assets and Grow Your Business." Intellectual property (IP) is a critical issue in the cannabis industry. Creating and protecting cannabis products...

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California Cannabis Appellation Program

The specific location of a product’s origin is more important with some products than others.  Wine is the classic example, as the dirt and surrounding climate in which grapes are grown can have a...

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Electric Fence: Protecting Proprietary Rights in Collected Energy Data

Like companies in other industries, a growing number of modern energy-related companies are focusing their efforts on data collection and analysis. For example, Enphase – an energy technology company – regularly tracks data about how...

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PSDcast – Is Energy Companies' Customer Data a Trade Secret?

We often focus on the privacy issues involved in data collection – and they are critically important – while neglecting the idea of data as a tangible and valuable resource (and how to protect...

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SB 67 Moves California’s Cannabis Appellations Program Forward

In February of 2020, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) issued its first iteration of the Cannabis Appellations Program (CAP) , which set forth proposed regulations for licensed cannabis cultivators to establish...

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News

California Cannabis Industry Moving to Market Where Its Product Is Grown

Ashley Roybal-Reid spoke to the North Bay Business Journal about California's new cannabis appellation program.   Read the full article here .  Related Farella publication:  California Cannabis Appellation Program

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Proposition 24: California’s Ever-Evolving Privacy Landscape

Next Tuesday is election day, and this year, California voters are deciding whether to support another statewide privacy initiative – the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) (Proposition 24).  This measure would expand on the...

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