Downey Brand Welcomes Senior Associate Ashley E. Connell

August 1, 2019


Downey Brand is pleased to announce the addition of Ashley E. Connell to the firm’s corporate and real estate practice.

Connell comes to Downey Brand as a sixth year attorney with extensive experience orchestrating complex real estate and corporate closings. She is adept at drafting and negotiating real estate and corporate transactional work, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leases, and easements. Her work as outside general counsel at her previous firm includes experience with negotiating commercial contracts, including nondisclosure agreements, license agreements, and distributor and reseller agreements. Prior to her previous firm, Connell clerked at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Connell earned her Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif, in 2013 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While in law school, Ashley earned several top student awards and was active on the McGeorge moot court team. In 2010, Ashley graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Affairs.