Ashley Hirano is a senior associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Diego office.

Areas of Practice

Ashley provides strategic advice and counsel to employers and human resources professionals in a wide range of employment matters, including wage and hour, discipline and termination, reductions-in-force and related WARN and disparate impact analyses, and executive compensation. She prepares or provides in-depth reviews of workplace policies, handbooks and guidelines and conducts compliance audits in areas including state and federal wage and hour law, pay practices and employment procedures. Ashley also conducts extensive employee and management training, including mandatory anti-harassment training, as well as best practice wage and hour compliance training.

Ashley has extensive experience representing clients in everything from large-scale wage and hour class actions to single plaintiff lawsuits involving claims of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation. She has successfully defended employers in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations and administrative hearings. Additionally, Ashley assists clients in prevailing wage and OSHA matters, as well as traditional labor defense.



Ones to Watch — Labor and Employment, Best Lawyers, 2021, 2022

San Diego Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015-2019



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J.D., University of San Diego, 2009, Order of the Coif; cum laude; Associate Editor of San Diego Law Review; Dean's scholarship recipient; Semi-Finalist – McLennon Senior Honors Moot Court Competition; CALI Award for Excellence – Constitutional Law

B.A., Claremont McKenna College, 2006, cum laude, with honors, Dean's list


  • Clerk in the United States Attorney's Office – Southern District of California, Civil Division


  • California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court - Central District of California
  • United States District Court - Southern District of California
  • United States District Court - Northern District of California
  • United States District Court - Eastern District of California
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