Ashley Banks is a Staff Attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Banks routinely works on high-profile and emergency civil motions across numerous areas of law, including labor and employment. She is also a founding member of the Office of Staff Attorneys’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group on Race. Before joining the court, Banks was a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board. where she investigated and litigated unfair labor practice cases; negotiated reinstatement, rescission of adverse employment actions, and financial settlements; and conducted representation elections. Banks was honored with the Excellence in Litigation Award for her leadership and litigation. She holds an AB from Duke University and a JD cum laude from Tulane University Law School.