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Ashley K. Pittman

Ashley K. Pittman
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Ashley K. Pittman

Ashley advises startup and emerging growth companies at all stages of their life cycle, from formation to exit. Ashley enjoys acting as general counsel to clients, advising founders, investors, and management teams on both day-to-day legal matters as well as financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic transactions. She aims to provide clients with both general business advice and a thorough understanding of the complicated law and regulations in these areas, thereby offering comprehensive strategies and best practices for companies in a variety of growth stages.

Ashley also advises clients on employment practices and policies, and guides clients through a variety of HR matters, including employee onboarding, benefits, compliance, and transitions.

Prior to joining Hutchison Ashley received her law degree from Duke University School of Law, where she served as Lead Articles/Publications Editor for Law and Contemporary Problems, Staff Editor for Duke Law & Technology Review and as a Student Attorney in the Startup Ventures Clinic.

Recognition, Affiliations & Memberships 

  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association 


  • J.D., cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., cum laude, English, North Carolina State University, 2011


  • North Carolina

I would like to express my appreciation to both Bill and Ashley for their support and insight into these very important transactions. I also appreciate their willingness to provide me their thoughts and recommendations!

John Kaiser CEO, Evecxia, Inc.

Personally, I view Justyn, Ashley and Dan O. as trusted members of my team. Their work was always top notch and their (often daily) counsel exceptionally valuable.

Maxime Lemaitre CEO & President, Mattrix Technologies, Inc.

Excellent service especially whilst managing a much larger, equally complex financing. I have great confidence in both Bill and Ashley and appreciate and trust in their advice. 

John Kaiser CEO, Evecxia Therapeutics

Ashley was fantastic throughout the whole process.

Adam Steege President, Trio Labs

Amalie and Ashley are the best in the business at what they do.

Greg Clary CEO, Mi-Corporation

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