Areas of Practice
- Regulatory Controversies
- Securities Industry Employment Securities
- Dispute Resolution
- Commercial Litigation
Sharron E. Ash, JD
Chief Litigation Counsel
Sharron Ash is Chief Litigation Counsel at the Hamburger Law Firm and serves as trusted counsel to the firm’s client base of investment advisers, broker-dealers and registered securities personnel, relating to securities industry employment matters, regulatory controversies, customer disputes, and other dispute resolution matters.
During her tenure at the firm, Sharron has served as the architect behind many of the most complex and sizable transitions within the industry, and has a nationwide reputation for tackling what are often high-risk issues, with thorough, strategic counsel. When disputes arise, Sharron has significant experience defending restrictive covenants and trade secret claims common to the securities industry and the temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions used to enforce them, as well as collateral employment related issues that often arise in such cases. When exigent circumstances arise, registered individuals rely on Sharron to navigate regulatory reporting on their Form U5, obtaining new employment, and related regulatory investigations. She regularly resolves outstanding promissory note obligations, including disputes that may mitigate the obligation to pay those notes.
Sharron’s long term relationship with the firm’s clients demonstrate their trust and confidence in her skills, guiding them throughout the life cycle of their careers and businesses, whether navigating employee disputes, hiring or business acquisition, defending customer complaints or regulatory interactions. Sharron has practiced extensively in state and federal courts across the country. She is well-versed in all phases of trial, arbitration and mediation proceedings, and has successfully represented the firm’s securities industry clients in formal and informal regulatory and law enforcement inquiries and disciplinary proceedings, including those before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), various state securities regulators, as well as accreditation related disciplinary boards, such as the Board of Certified Financial Planners.
Sharron is a sought after media resource, as well as frequent presenter on employment, privacy and dispute related issues in the securities industry. She has been a part of the Hamburger Law Firm since January 2010. A litigator since 1991, Sharron is able to offer clients valuable practical advice to avoid legal proceedings where possible, or deploy aggressive litigation based strategies when circumstances require a strong response.