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Ashley Beard

is an associate in the Litigation Department. She joined Debevoise in 2018. From 2017 to 2018, she clerked for the Hon. Thomas C. Wheeler of the United States Court of Federal Claims. She received a J.D. cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 2017. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Recent Articles by Ashley Beard

Navigating Court and USPTO Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis: Tips for Practitioners and Litigants

In the past week, the COVID-19 pandemic has led courts across the country to close buildings, postpone hearings, adjust filing rules, and revamp their typical approach to pending cases. These changes have created new uncertainties for litigants and their counsel in cases requiring emergency relief, but our initial survey of public statements and emerging practices from leading courts around the country provide some reassurance that courts are mostly continuing to function normally, with changes to filing procedures and arguments being heard by phone.