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Ashley Welch Hudson

Of Counsel

Ashley represents corporate clients and management professionals in commercial and employment disputes. In addition to her litigation practice, Ashley also represents and advises healthcare clients on operations and regulatory compliance. In that role, she frequently conducts internal investigations at her clients’ requests, and assists in both addressing discreet personnel issues and developing and/or revising overall client policies and disclosures as necessary. She also assists clients with preparing responses to inquiries and investigations by healthcare regulators, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the Office of the Inspector General, the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, and state attorneys general. Her experience in both litigation and healthcare has made her an extremely effective advocate for clients in appeals of adverse payor reimbursement decisions, including requests for reconsideration, prior authorization denials, and compliance with the Medicaid Fairness Act. 
Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in English literature and political science from Vanderbilt University in 2001. She received a Master’s in Comparative Politics and her law degree from the University of Arkansas, Leflar School of Law in 2007. In 2015 and 2016, Ashley was named a “Rising Star” in the area of Employment Litigation by Mid-South Super Lawyers®.  

In 2016, Ashley was presented with the Maurice Cathey Award for valued contributions to The Arkansas Lawyer, and serves on the journal's editorial board. She is also the Chair of the foundation board for the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College, and was selected as the 2018-2020 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Caregiver Fellow for the State of Arkansas. 

  • ;Maurice Cathey Award for valued contributions to The Arkansas Lawyer, presented by the Arkansas Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2015-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Healthcare Law, 2023; Commercial Litigation; Healthcare Law, 2024