Jesse J. Ash is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group. His practice focuses on products liability litigation, and he has extensive experience handling matters for an array of multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, health care, automotive and alcoholic beverage industries in both state and federal courts.
As national and regional counsel for some of the largest companies in the world, Jesse has managed thousands of cases through discovery, trial and/or settlement. He also represented health care clients on a wide range of compliance issues, governmental investigations and large-scale civil action discovery responses. Jesse additionally has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, from plaintiffs to fact and expert witnesses, and has argued motions of all kinds in both state and federal courts around the United States.
Jesse has a strong background in electronic discovery, organizing and supervising numerous large-scale document productions for clients around the country, including all facets of the process from hold letters, to initial preservation and organization of discovery parameters, to the review and assessment for production, privilege and fact development. As a member of the Sedona Conference on Electronic Discovery, Jesse combines the unique experience gained while working at his prior discovery counsel boutique law firm – where he also had responsibility for the day-to-day management of the firm – with his long-time experience at Reed Smith, which puts him on the cutting edge of the electronic discovery industry.
Jesse is also a member of the Reed Smith Social and Digital Media Task Force. He co-authored the Product Liability chapter of the Social Media White Paper entitled “A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon.”
- Indiana University School of Law, 2001, J.D., Federal Communications Law Journal
- Syracuse University, 1995, B.S., Psychology
Professional Admissions & Qualifications :
- District of Columbia
- New York
Court Admissions : U.S. District Court – District of Columbia
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