Honors and Awards

Ashley M. Silberfeld and David A. Thomas Named Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s by Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Business Journal

Blank Rome partners Ashley M. Silberfeld and David A. Thomas have been named 2022 Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

This year's honorees include "excellent advisors" in the Los Angeles area who can "help set growth in motion for businesses in virtually any industry." In the special supplement, each honoree has a brief profile that highlights details about their careers and recent successes they’ve achieved. 

To view the 2022 Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s supplement, please click here.

Ashley's and Dave's honoree profiles, as published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, are copied in full below.

Ashley M. Silberfeld
Blank Rome LLP


Ashley M. Silberfeld, partner in Blank Rome’s Matrimonial and Family Law Practice, leverages her background in complex civil litigation to represent clients in all aspects of family law, including high-conflict custody, complicated property, and support issues. She has particular experience handling interstate and international cases involving child custody and support.

Silberfeld has been an attorney for over 20 years. She transitioned to family law to fight for the vulnerable and protect the things most important to them. Her practice has deep personal import to her, as she herself is a child of divorce; she is also a single mother (by choice) of a toddler and currently expecting her second baby via surrogate. These experiences provide a nuanced perspective as she advises clients on matters such as obtaining surrogacy judgments for surrogacy birth, or establishing legal rights to embryos during marriage and divorce.

David A. Thomas
Partner, Insurance Recovery
Blank Rome LLP


In an era in which individuals, businesses, and institutions rely heavily on their insurance policies to cover losses due to disasters, pandemics, cyber-attacks, business litigation, and more, Dave Thomas is a fierce advocate for policyholders.

Thomas counsels and litigates on behalf of policyholders alone in a diverse array of commercial insurance lines, including cybersecurity and privacy, commercial general liability, umbrella, D&O, financial institution bonds, bankers professional liability, employment practices liability, and first-party property and business interruption. He also counsels and represents individual property owners in high-value insurance claims such as natural disasters. In addition, Thomas has represented individual claimants harmed by fraudulent and unfair practices in the sale of life and health insurance products and insurance-related transactions. He has an impressive resume of counseling, out-of-court settlement, and litigation.