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Ashley Harrington

Special Assistant to the President; Counsel

Ashley Harrington serves as a liaison between the CRL president, executive leadership, and team leaders and policy staff that manage day-to-day advocacy and operations at CRL. Based in the DC office, Ashley works with senior managers to mobilize organizational resources around new CRL initiatives.

Prior to joining CRL, Ashley served as Special Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer and then to the Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, working on projects and initiatives ranging from ensuring the language accessibility of state agencies to creating strategies to improve and increase state workforce diversity.

Ashley received her JD from New York University School of Law and her BA in Public Policy Analysis from UNC-Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys trying new restaurants or staying in and experimenting with new recipes.


November 10, 2017
Advisory for Monday, Nov. 13 to Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 Negotiated rule making process will include various education and consumer advocates from across the country. WASHINGTON, D.C. – On...
August 17, 2017
Gainful Employment Rule Should Focus on Students, Not Institutions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it would loosen regulatory standards affecting for-...
July 7, 2017 | By Marisa Sanfilippo | GoodCall
Ashley Harrington, counsel for the center, says DeVos and the department haven’t been advocates for students. "These Attorneys General are setting an example of what it means to stand up for...
July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Attorneys General from 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, filed a lawsuit against Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education over the department’s...