The University of Wisconsin Law School welcomed Ashby Fox and Alison Stites to its Legal Research & Writing faculty last month. Both began their teaching duties this fall.

Ashby Fox
Ashby Fox

Prior to joining UW Law, Ashby Fox was a commercial litigation attorney and partner at Burr & Forman in Atlanta. In this role, she litigated cases for both plaintiffs and defendants involving misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, defamation, fraud, and other business disputes. She founded and led the firm’s Women in Business Initiative; she also launched a pro bono initiative in which volunteer attorneys and staff members help caregivers obtain legal guardianships over ill or disabled minors and incapacitated adults.

Fox earned her J.D. with honors from Emory University School of Law, where she later taught pretrial litigation. She was also on faculty at Emory’s Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, an intensive trial training course modeled after the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s program.

Alison Stites
Alison Stites

Alison Stites most recently served as a commercial litigation attorney at Rathje Woodward in Madison. Her responsibilities at the firm including drafting motions, making oral arguments, directing case strategy through discovery and at trial, taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses to give testimony, drafting post-trial motions, conducting settlement negotiations and drafting settlement agreements. Before holding this position, Stites worked as in-house attorney for ACT, Inc., Alliant Energy, and for the Division of Sponsored Programs at the University of Iowa.

Stites graduated cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law. Her teaching experience includes courses in benefits management and legal risk management for the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison. She also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, where she taught Intro to Law, Legal Ethics, and Employment Law and Discrimination.

Submitted by Law School News on August 19, 2020

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