Ashley Welch Hudson

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Ms. Hudson, a partner in Kutak Rock’s Little Rock office, represents corporate clients and management professionals in commercial and employment disputes. In addition to employment, her practice focuses on complex corporate and business litigation, financial institutions litigation, and real estate litigation. Ms. Hudson has defended claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) including FLSA collective actions, the Arkansas Trade Secrets Act, and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act (ACRA). She also has worked with corporate clients on breach of contract, fraud, negligence, breach of covenants not to compete, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference claims. Ms. Hudson received her bachelor’s degree in English literature and political science from Vanderbilt University in 2001. She received a Masters in Comparative Politics and her law degree from the University of Arkansas, Leflar School of Law in 2007.

In 2015 and 2016 Ms. Hudson was named a “Rising Star” in the area of Employment Litigation by Mid-South Super Lawyers®, a distinction conferred upon no more than 2.5% of Arkansas attorneys who are under the age of 40 and have been practicing for 10 years or less. In 2009 Little Rock Soiree magazine named Ms. Hudson as one of the “Women to Watch” in central Arkansas in recognition of her accomplishments in the state’s legal community, her contributions to the community at large, and her potential for future success.

On June 17, 2016 Ms. Hudson was presented with the Maurice Cathey Award for valued contributions to The Arkansas Lawyer. She serves on the journal's editorial board.

Ms. Hudson was a member of the student division of both the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association; Note and Comment Editor for the Arkansas Law Review; a member of the executive board of the Board of Advocates; a 2007 ABA National Moot Court Finalist; and recipient of the 2007 Best Oralist Award. She also was on the University of Arkansas School of Law Dean’s List and a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.


"Can’t Get No Satisfaction: The Rise (and Fall?) of Grokster and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing," Arkansas Law Review, 2007, Vol. 59, pages 889-916.