Ashley Howlett

Ashley Howlett

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 3682

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Ashley Howlett delivers business-minded antitrust advice to help her clients navigate even the most complex investigations and get the deal done.

Ashley's practice focuses on antitrust clearance and analysis of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), particularly those involving multi-jurisdictional investigations and second requests. She also has experience in nonmerger antitrust investigations, litigation, and counseling. Ashley has assisted in representing clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as well as various U.S. federal courts. During a secondment with Verizon Communications, Ashley served as in-house counsel, advising on various antitrust matters. She co-authored an antitrust compliance treatise published by Bloomberg Industry Group as part of the Corporate Practice series.

While at Harvard Law School, Ashley served as the managing editor of the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, participated in the Harvard Negotiation and Trial Advocacy Workshops, worked as a student attorney in the Harvard Transactional Law Clinic, and served as an intern at the Fair Labor Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts. Prior to law school, Ashley interned at several internationally recognized financial and professional services firms. She also participated in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity corporate law program.

Before joining the firm, Ashley was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a major international law firm.

Awards and recognitions


Antitrust Law, Ones to Watch
The Best Lawyers in America

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012

M.B.A., Hampton University, 2008

B.S., Hampton University, summa cum laude, Presidential Scholarship recipient, 2007


American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Compliance & Ethics Committee, Young Lawyer Representative

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Women.Connected Committee, Vice Chair

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Representative experience

Represented Aetna Inc. in its attempted US$37bn acquisition of Humana Inc.*

Completed a six-month secondment with Verizon Communications' in-house antitrust team.

Represented KSL Capital Partners in its acquisition of several ski resorts.

Represented Orbital ATK in its transaction with Northrop Grumman Corp.

Represented Tops Markets in its acquisition of Price Chopper/Market 32.

Represented UnitedHealth Group in its acquisition of CareMount Medical Group.

Represented Intel in its acquisition of Moovit.

Represented Endemol Shine in its acquisition by Banijay Group.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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