Portrait of


  • Pacific Union College, B.B.A. (2001) International Business
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2006)


  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas


  • Spanish (Proficient)
Ashley R. Riveira, Counsel Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2983
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Ashley R. Riveira is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's International Dispute Resolution Group and focuses her practice on international arbitration and litigation. Ashley's international experience includes disputes involving Mongolia, El Salvador, Libya, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Uzbekistan and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in fora such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, as well as ad hoc arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and disputes arising under the United States-Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). Ashley is also an active participant in Crowell's pro bono program, successfully representing applicants in asylum cases and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions.

Prior to attending law school, Ashley worked as the Immigration Caseworker for Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA). While in law school, Ashley served as the Director of the Professional Development Committee for the Women's Law Association and as an Executive Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. During her third year of law school, Ashley co-authored Presumed Equal: What America's Top Women Lawyers Think About Their Firms. In 2007, Ashley was honored as one of Running Start's "Women to Watch" in recognition for her work on Presumed Equal.


Admitted to practice: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Texas, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Memberships
ICDR Young & International
Young ICCA
ABA Young Lawyers Division
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA)

Civic Involvement 
Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Associate Trustee (2007 – 2014)
Young ICCA – Skills Training Workshop Planning Committee (2012)
DC Courts' High Pro Bono Honor Roll (2011)

Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Leveraging Your Personality Type in Workplace Negotiations," Women’s Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (June 2014). Presenter: Ashley R. Riveira.
  • "Discovery in International Arbitration" Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop, Boston, MA (October 2013). Presenter: Ashley R. Riveira.
  • "Should There be an Americas Investment Court?" Juris Conferences LLC, 6th Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference – A Debate and Discussion (March 2012). Presenter and Author: Ashley R. Riveira.
  • "What They Don’t Teach You in Law School: Skills for Women Law Students and Lawyers," Washington College of Law (February 2010). Presenter: Ashley R. Riveira.
  • "Feeding the Pipeline: Law Firm Strategies for Training and Retaining Women," Celebration 55: The Women's Leadership Summit (August 2008). Presenter: Ashley Riveira.
  • "Taking Action, Achieving Results," Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women (September 2006). Presenter: Ashley Riveira.
  • "Techniques for Addressing Women Lawyer Advancement – Success Stories and Challenges," Women's Bar Leadership Summit 2006 (March 2006). Presenter: Ashley Riveira.


  • "The Mining Law Monitor," Crowell & Moring Publication, Vol. 27, Issue 1 (Winter 2014). Editor: Daniel W. Wolff; Authors: Thomas C. (Tim) Means, Sherrie A. Armstrong, Jonathan S. Kallmer, Ashley R. Riveira, Kassi D. Tallent, Willa B. Perlmutter, and Edward M. Green.
  • "Rethinking International Investment Disputes: A Proposal for an Investment Court and Tenured Judges," Juris Publishing (October 2013). Author: Ashley R. Riveira.
  • "The Ad Hoc Committee Annulment Decision in Malaysian Historical Salvors: The Meaning of ‘Investment’ Re-established?," Global Trade and Customs Journal (2011). Co-Author: Ashley R. Riveira.
  • Headnote, "Sempra Energy International v Argentina, Award and Partial dissenting opinion of the Hon Marc Lalonde, ICSID Case No ARB/02/16; IIC 304 (2007)," Oxford University Press (March 25, 2008). Author: Ashley Riveira.
  • "The Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Law: Is What’s Sauce For the Goose Good For the Gander?" Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute (2007). Co-Author: Ashley Riveira.
  • "Presumed Equal: What America's Top Women Lawyers Think About Their Firms," (3rd edition, 2006). Co-Author: Ashley Riveira.

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Firm News & Announcements

Oct.14.2016 Crowell & Moring Named a Top Firm for Serving Latin America by Latinvex
Mar.22.2016 Crowell & Moring Featured in Global Arbitration Review’s 9th Edition “GAR 100” List
Mar.18.2016 Litigation Note: Khan Resources Inc. Announces Settlement of Arbitration Award
Oct.16.2015 Crowell & Moring Named a Top Arbitration Firm in Latin America by Latinvex
Jan.17.2013 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes Twelve Attorneys to Senior Counsel and Counsel Positions
Oct.06.2006 Crowell & Moring Associate Authors Presumed Equal, A Guide To What America’s Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms
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