Ashley Whittaker is the firm's Administrator and combines her creativity and enthusiasm to guide the firm's management, marketing, business development and overall operations. She generates and coordinates the firm's speaking engagements, and manages the firm's charitable giving, community involvement, advertising and branding efforts. During Ashley's tenure with BEH, the firm has been awarded a Sustainability Partner with the Oregon State Bar, and continues to align it's workplace practices with the When Work Works guidelines for effective workplaces. She works closely with the partners to develop and maintain the firm's strategic planning goals and growth areas. She oversees the firm's ranking with Best Lawyers® and Martindale-Hubble AV-Preeminent ratings. She served on the board of the Oregon chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators and on the board of the Legal Management News publication where she authored numerous articles on law firm management topics in addition to contributing fresh perspectives and ideas for educational sessions in the law firm management community. 

A native to Boston, Massachusetts, Ashley earned her B.A. from Colorado College and her M.A. from the University of Utah. She is thrilled to call the Pacific Northwest home and regularly partakes in all the outdoor activities the area has to offer with her two children and her Boston Terrier. She is also a performing artist and can from time to time be seen on various local and national television and internet productions.

Colorado College, B.A.

University of Utah, M.A.

Member, Association of Legal Administrators, National and Oregon Chapters, 2010-present