Alison Ashe-Card serves as the Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion in the Office of Career and Professional Development at Wake Forest. In this role, she leads the development and implementation of the office’s educational programs as well as developing and guiding schoolwide diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining the staff at the law school in 2013, Alison’s practice focused on high profile product liability cases in federal and state courts nation-wide. She began her career in legal services in Chicago, where she practiced for five years before relocating to North Carolina.
Alison currently serves as the 2020-2021 Chair for NALP’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Section, and she was previously selected to serve on several NALP Work Groups and to speak on panels at NALP Annual Educational Conferences. Alison has also authored several articles for the NALP Bulletin.
Alison is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association and she serves on the Minorities in the Profession and Pro Bono Committees. She also devotes countless hours every year to community and pro bono service. Alison is a recipient of the DRI Lifetime Community Service Award. She is the first North Carolina attorney to receive this award. Alison was recognized by the North Carolina Bar Association as a Citizen-Lawyer Award winner and she was also recognized as a North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society inductee.
Alison received her JD from American University – Washington College of Law. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College where she earned a BA in Political Science.