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  • University of Oregon, B.S. political science (2016) Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (2019)


  • California
  • District of Columbia

Eric Ashby II

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2785
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Eric Ashby II is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition and Government Contracts groups. Eric represents clients on a range of antitrust matters,  including civil antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, competitor collaborations, and government antitrust investigations. He represents government contractors in both counseling and litigation, including procurement ethics and compliance as well as civil and criminal matters.

Representative Matters

  • Defending a global hospitality company in a class action litigation and related lawsuit involving an alleged conspiracy to eliminate competition for branded keyword search advertising.
  • Representing a Fortune 25 corporation in a grand jury investigation into price fixing and market allocation in the generic pharmaceutical industry.
  • Representing a government contractor in connection with a bribery, bid rigging, and procurement fraud investigation by the Department of Justice.
  • Representing multiple healthcare industry companies in connection with claims and litigation regarding the Affordable Care Act.
  • Advising clients regarding potential antitrust liability associated with horizontal and vertical conduct in the chemicals, aerospace and defense, and veterinary health care services industries.
  • Drafted training materials for clients on antitrust compliance in public procurement.

Eric maintains an active pro bono practice. Recent pro bono matters include:

  • Representation of a domestic violence victim in a landlord-tenant dispute in District of Columbia Small Claims Court.
  • Representation of family members from El Salvador seeking asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in the United States.

Eric’s other pro bono interests include LGBTQ-rights advocacy, voting rights, veterans affairs, and First Amendment matters.

Eric received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was notes editor for the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law and the recipient of the Certificate of Merit Award for Outstanding Performance in Health Law. During law school, he was an extern for the Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Eric also volunteered with the Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association, where he drafted a model ordinance for Florida localities banning the practice of conversion therapy. He drafted another version of the ordinance along with a white paper arguing for its passage in the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following consultation with the Mayor of Ann Arbor, the ordinance is currently under consideration by the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission and the City Council.

Eric graduated phi beta kappa from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in political science. During college he interned for U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio, working primarily on military and veterans affairs. Eric is a military veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force, earning the Humanitarian Service Medal for disaster relief efforts.


Admitted to practice: California, District of Columbia

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, LGBT Bar Association of DC


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