Ashley Wasden is an associate in the Salt Lake City office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has experience handling complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, incentive equity matters, private equity investments, and general corporate counseling. Her practice is now focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity.  

Ashley started her legal career at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough in its Corporate and Securities Law Group. As the sole associate attorney in that practice group, she garnered extensive experience in business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and private equity investments.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Business Law Section of Utah State Bar

Women Lawyers of Utah


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019Utah


  • Seattle University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2019
    Environmental Law Review
  • University of UtahB.S., Economics; Political Science Minor2010