Ashley V. Fox
- AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW, Washington, DC
J.D., May 2011
Active Member of the Florida Bar / Active Member of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- LAW PROGRAM IN THE HAGUE, The Hague, The Netherlands
Study Abroad Program, Summer 2009
Completed Coursework in International Criminal Law and International Legal Approaches to Terrorism.
- TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medford, Massachusetts
B.A. in International Relations and Spanish (Double Major), May 2008
Ashley V. Fox
DSS CONSULTANTS & DSS CONDO, Miami, Florida
Director of Business Development, April 2021 – March 2021
Built solid relationships with clients and vendors, as well as the sales and marketing team, to maximize the company’s business opportunities. Developed in-depth knowledge of the company’s offerings as an owner’s representative to both real estate developers and condominium and HOA boards to identify profitable business strategies. Directed marketing efforts by implementing tactics to expand the company’s reach in the South Florida and New York markets via regional conferences, social media, and direct mail. Prepared all documentation required for requests for proposals (RFPs). Reviewed and negotiated all vendor and client contracts.
MEAT MARKET RESTAURANTS, Miami Beach, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida
Legal Counsel, December 2019 – March 2021
Delivered accurate and timely counsel to the CEO in a variety of legal topics including but not limited to employment law, litigation, compliance, corporate finance, contract negotiation, and lease negotiation. Collaborated with upper management to devise and implement efficient defense strategies to protect the company throughout the pandemic. Provided regular training to upper management at each location with regard to HR and legal conflict avoidance best practices. Communicated and negotiated with external parties (external counsel, state and municipal authorities, etc.) on behalf of the company.
BEAUTY SCHOOLS OF AMERICA, Miami, Florida
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, August 2011 – October 2019
Provided strategic legal advice to upper management. Identified areas of risk and advised the company accordingly to limit exposure. Responsible for the negotiation and management of contracts, leases, compliance, insurance matters, and employee relations. Researched, selected, and worked exclusively with outside counsel on behalf of the company to obtain expert legal guidance in tax, litigation, and governmental relations. Identified and targeted ways to improve operations, from student admissions and marketing, to human resources and student services. Oversaw employee productivity and implemented directives for business growth and success.