Jenner & Block

Ashley M. Schumacher is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, concentrating on complex commercial litigation.  She has significant experience litigating in a variety of substantive areas, including commercial contracts, business torts, class action claims, competition law, employment relationships, government enforcement actions, and appellate litigation.

Ms. Schumacher is an experienced litigator who handles a variety of trial, pre-trial, and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts throughout the country and in alternative dispute resolution forums.  Ms. Schumacher also represents clients in government investigations and enforcement actions, and in connection with regulatory issues.  In addition to her litigation practice, she has advised corporate clients in matters relating to business relationships and complex financial transactions, internal investigations, and an array of antitrust topics across numerous industries.  Ms. Schumacher is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and its Complex Commercial Litigation, Antitrust and Competition Law, and Class Action Practices.  She is also a member of the firm’s Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction Expertise Group and serves on the Firm's Pro Bono Committee. 

Ms. Schumacher has an active pro bono practice, including defending a client on federal death row, and a client in habeas and criminal sentencing proceedings.  She also provides legal counsel to educational and community organizations on a broad range of issues.  She received the 2012 Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award for distinguished pro bono service.

Ms. Schumacher is active in community organizations, including serving on the Board of Child & Family Partners and on the Associate Board of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Ascend.  Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Schumacher was a Teach for America corps member working as an elementary school teacher at the Littleton Elementary School District in Cashion, Arizona.  During law school, she worked as a student attorney with the Exoneration Project Clinic representing clients in post-conviction proceedings, and at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.