Ashley Joyce joined NMPA in 2020 and serves as Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs. In this role, Ashley manages NMPA’s Copyright Royalty Board proceedings, copyright infringement litigation, and all related enforcement efforts. Ashley also negotiates model industry settlement and license agreements and supports NMPA’s overall legal, business, and policy objectives.
Before joining NMPA, Ashley was a senior associate at DLA Piper in Washington, DC, focusing on trademark and copyright litigation in federal courts throughout the country, as well as proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. For nearly a decade, she litigated cases for clients in the retail, media, and technology sectors, handling all aspects of litigation from pre-suit consultations through appeals. In addition to domestic enforcement matters, Ashley advised clients on international conflicts and Internet issues, as well as exploitation of intellectual property assets with strategic registration, licensing, and settlement efforts.
Prior to DLA Piper, Ashley clerked for U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr. in the Eastern District of California and was a corporate associate at King & Spalding LLP in New York City.
Ashley graduated cum laude from Duke University and Washington University School of Law. She is a member of the California, District of Columbia, and New York bars.