Ashley Finger is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Ms. Finger has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in actions pending before federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. Her experience includes matters covering a range of technologies, such as semiconductors, medical devices, and plastic containers. In addition to her patent litigation experience, Ms. Finger also has worked on copyright rate-setting and trade secret litigation.

Ms. Finger has a wide range of litigation experience, including pre-suit investigations, fact discovery, preparing expert reports, witness preparation, and pretrial motions.

Ms. Finger recently served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond T. Chen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She also was seconded to a global retail and distributor.

Ms. Finger received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the editorial board for the Virginia Journal of International Law. She was also a Dillard Writing Fellow and a Salzburg Cutler Fellow in International Law and obtained a research assistantship focused on the regulation of new technology.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Finger obtained a Fulbright Grant to pursue physics research at the University of Luxembourg Laboratory for Photovoltaics. She published papers and presented research on the fundamental material physics of thin-film kesterite solar cells.

Ms. Finger attended Davidson College, graduating magna cum laude with a BS in physics and a minor in mathematics. She was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society as well as Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honors Society.

Ms. Finger’s recent experience includes representing:

  • Ford Motor Company in a multi-district patent litigation involving six patents related to wireless communications technologies (In Re Neo Wireless, LLC Patent Litig., E.D. Mich. and PTAB)
  • J&J Vision in multiple litigations, including a multi-national patent and copyright case involving cataract laser surgery products
  • CertainTeed in a patent case in the Northern District of California filed by Pacific Coast related to gypsum wallboard and viscoelastic glue products; invalidated one patent based on indefiniteness, which judgment was affirmed on appeal, and obtained a stipulated dismissal with prejudice for the second patent

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2018
  • BS in Physics, Davidson College, 2014