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Ashleigh Bhole

777 South Flagler Drive
Suite 1100 West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Ashleigh Bhole is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in the areas of federal and state business, commercial, and labor and employment litigation. She has extensive experience in motion practice and in the drafting of pleadings and discovery at all stages of litigation. Through her involvement in both state and federal actions, Ashleigh also has experience in a broad array of discovery matters.

Ashleigh also has experience in various intellectual property matters, including trademark and copyright procurement and protection. She has counseled clients with respect to the selection and clearance of trademarks and service marks, and engaged in opposition and cancellation practice before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Representative Experience
Representation of property and casualty insurer in action to recover insurance benefits which were paid to health care providers and clinic for services which were allegedly unlawful as the clinic was not properly licensed.
Representation of a major auto insurance carrier in Federal Court involving claims of fraud, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and unjust enrichment against a medical provider.
Representation of international video game developer, publisher, and hardware development company in disputes over indemnification and breach of contract stemming from stock purchase agreement in various jurisdictions.
Representation of international food distributor in multiple cases involving allegations of race discrimination and retaliation.
Defense of multi-national cosmetic manufacturer in claim for breach of contract.
Representation of insurance carrier in the prosecution of an action involving RICO, fraud, and deceptive trade practice claims, on behalf of an insurance carrier in federal court in the Southern District of Florida.
Assisted the Special Investigative Unit of a large scale insurance carrier in preliminary investigations into potential fraud schemes.
Representation of international food distributor in defense of employee claims of discrimination before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.
Assisted in representation of internet auction company in the defense of patent infringement action.
Representation of yacht owner in breach of contract action against international yacht transport company and carrier that failed to deliver yacht to final destination in Seychelles Islands.
Published Works & Lectures
The Network of Trial Law Firms, Litigation Management Supercourse, Co-Author, "You Have the Right to Remain Silent - Sometimes: The Implication of Invoking the Fifth Amendment Privilege," April 2014
Akerman Eighteenth Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Mock Jury Trial of a Retaliation Claim," April 2013
South Florida Sun Sentinel, Quoted, "Healthcare, Labor Law Changes on Employers' Agendas," December 2012
Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, Author, "Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Inventions," West Palm Beach, October 24, 2011
Professional Memberships & Activities
Palm Beach Bar Association, Intellectual Property CLE Committee, Co-Chair, 2011

Ashleigh  Bhole

Labor & Employment
J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2010
B.S., University of Georgia, 2006; Psychology
B.A., University of Georgia, 2006; Journalism, Telecommunication Arts
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