Ashley Gullett has served as the lead lawyer on numerous complex business transactions involving private and public companies and private equity funds. She also has acted as the primary legal advisor for a variety of privately held companies. Her transaction experience includes a wide assortment of deal structures, including leveraged buyouts, divestitures, mergers, carve-outs, cross-border transactions, minority investments, and distressed transactions inside and outside of bankruptcy proceedings.
In addition, Ashley assists clients with commercial contracts, executive management arrangements, and general corporate and corporate governance matters, including shareholder activism, special committees, and dissolution procedures. She advises clients from a wide range of industries, including health care, technology, cannabis, financial services, and manufacturing.
Prior to rejoining Jones Day in 2018 from another international law firm, Ashley represented General Electric in various transactions, including the sale of its health care technology unit to Veritas Capital for $1.05 billion; Cortec Group in numerous transactions; ATI Physical Therapy in connection with several practice acquisitions; Wolters Kluwer Health in its $150 million acquisition of Learner's Digest International; Millennium Trust Company in its sale to Parthenon Capital Partners and its acquisition of InspiraFS, Inc.; HIG Capital in its acquisition of Ship Supply; Atlantic Packaging Products in its acquisition of York Container Company; and Extreme Plastics Plus in the sale of its assets via a 363 bankruptcy sale.
Ashley serves on the board of directors of VOICEcorps, which provides services to the visually impaired, and chairs its operations and technical committee.
The following represents experience acquired prior to rejoining Jones Day.
Represented General Electric in connection with the sale of its health care technology unit to Veritas Capital for $1.05 billion.
Advised Wynnchurch Capital in connection with the acquisition of Anderson Metals.
Represented Atlantic Packaging Products in its acquisition of York Container Company.
Represented Extreme Plastics Plus in the sale of its assets via a 363 bankruptcy sale.
Advised Cortec Group in connection with the acquisitions of Window Nation LLC and EVP EyeCare, and the sale of Cranial Technologies.
Advised EVP EyeCare in its acquisition of Swagel-Wootton Hiatt Eye Center.
Advised Pfingsten Partners in connection with the acquisition of Kith Kitchens.
Advised Garrison Investment Partners in connection with its sale of Premier Trailer Leasing.
Represented ATI Physical Therapy, an Advent International portfolio company, in connection with numerous acquisitions.
Represented Millennium Trust Company in its acquisition of InspiraFS, Inc.
Represented Trust Company in its sale to Parthenon Capital Partners.
Advised Ship Supply International in connection with numerous acquisitions.
Represented HIG Capital in its acquisition of Ship Supply.
Wolters Kluwer Health on its $150 million acquisition of Learner's Digest International.
Advised WP Global Partners in connection with minority and venture capital investments.
Assisted an Italian franchisee on a master franchise agreement with a U.S. public company that provides the franchisee with exclusive franchise rights in Italy.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Becoming Part of Something Bigger, ATI Physical Therapy Partner Connections
- December 2018
A Brave New World: M&A Trends in 2018 and Beyond, Jones Day CLE Academy
- June 2018
MBA in a Day: Panel on Diversity and Communications between Law Firms and Clients
- Fall 2011
Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University College of Law
Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
National Association of Women Lawyers (Women in Corporate Transactions Affinity Group), Fraud in M&A Transactions
- The Ohio State University (J.D. magna cum laude 2010; Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, Ohio State Law Journal); Ohio University (B.S. in Journalism summa cum laude 2006)
- Ohio and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Ohio Super Lawyers: "Rising Star" (2015, 2020, 2021)
Illinois Super Lawyers: "Rising Star" (2016-2018)
- Judicial Extern to Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Spring 2009)