Ashley Glime

Ashley Glime is a Shareholder based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office. Ashley advises clients in the areas of data protection, intellectual property, media, and technology law.

Data Protection and Security

A former IT help desk analyst, Ashley’s experience with technology and coding sparked a passion in the area of data protection and security.  She brings a deep understanding of the most complex and critical data privacy and security challenges faced by corporations and business entities.  Ashley is a Certified Information Privacy Professional concentrated on both U.S. Private Sector and European privacy and data protection law (CIPP/US and CIPP/EU).

Data Protection and Privacy

Ashley counsels businesses on both domestic and international privacy compliance matters including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other US and international privacy and data protection law. Her experience includes:

  • drafting Data Processing Agreements and reviewing vendor contracts involving privacy, data protection and data security issues.
  • GDPR compliance assessment and implementation, including data mapping, policy and procedure drafting, and advising on data subject access requests
  • CCPA compliance assessment and implementation, including data mapping, policy and procedure drafting, and advising on consumer access requests
  • Addressing cross border data transfer issues, including use of Standard Contractual Clauses, APEC framework or other international data transfer mechanisms


Ashley’s cybersecurity experience includes:

  • Advising companies on how to deal with multi-jurisdictional data breaches, including whether to make notifications to regulatory authorities and data subjects
  • Working with forensic investigators to perform data exfiltration assessments and to maximize breach response
  • Proactively guiding clients on risk mitigation and protection of personal, sensitive and confidential information
  • Drafting policies and procedures to address incident response

Technology Law and Licensing

Ashley brings the experience of an information technology professional and a computer coder to the practice of technology law. Ashley has advised on a range of contracts, licensing agreements, and terms and conditions for transactions involving mobile app development, autonomous and electric vehicles, websites, and cloud services. She advises a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors including retail, financial services, technology, marketing, advertising, and automotive.  She also addresses emerging issues in virtual currencies, and artificial intelligence and thus advises clients on the regulatory landscape for bitcoin and the application of blockchain to various industries including healthcare and automotive.

Intellectual Property and Licensing

Trademark Law

Ashley’s trademark practices encompasses all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law including global trademark portfolio and brand management; clearance searches and opinions, filing and prosecuting domestic and foreign trademark applications, development of domain name strategies and resolution of domain name disputes, developing trademark monitoring and enforcement strategies, drafting license, co-branding, coexistence and settlement agreements. On the social media side, she has experience with trademark and copyright infringement disputes. In addition, she has experience with Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings and federal and state litigation matters involving trademark and copyright disputes.

Her copyright practice include securing protections, licensing, fair use analysis, and enforcement. She serves as a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) agent and has represented clients with works ranging from computer software to photographs to traditional written works. She assists in analyzing infringement and U.S. copyright litigation.

Ashley also has experience in conducting intellectual property due diligence analyses for corporate transactions.

Media and Entertainment Law

Ashley advises on privacy and access issues, including the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act for a broad array of clients, including digital media, emerging technology groups and digital businesses. She conducts pre-publication review of stories/broadcasts including Fair Use analysis and has drafted talent agreements for broadcast clients.

Ashley also advises on general advertising compliance such as advertising clearance, prize promotions, sweepstakes, product placement and native advertising. She has advised on the launch of new ecommerce platforms and the associated regulatory issues, including compliance with consumer rights regulations on a multi-jurisdictional basis.


While attending William Mitchell College of Law, Ashley was a member of the Student Intellectual Property Association, and the National Security Law Association, research assistant and program developer for the Mitchell in London program, and served as a judicial intern for the Florence County Circuit Court Judge in Florence, Wisconsin. She spent her third year of law school studying in London focusing on English Company and European and English Intellectual Property Law. As part of her studies, Ashley volunteered with the non-profit organization Own-It, providing intellectual property advice to arts and media students in London.


  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh 2008,
  • William Mitchell College of Law 2012, J.D.
  • BPP Law School, London, England 2012, LL.B.


DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Copyright Law, 2020-2021; Information Technology Law, 2021; Intellectual Property and Patent Law, 2021


Certified Information Privacy Professional U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US)

Certified Information Privacy Professional European Sector (CIPP/E)

International Trademark Association


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