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Blank Rome Welcomes New Chief Innovation and Value Officer

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Ashton Batchelor has joined the firm as Chief Innovation and Value Officer. Based in the firm’s Philadelphia office, Ashton joins Blank Rome from Robins Kaplan, where she served as Chief Value and Analytics Officer.

“We are very excited to welcome Ashton to Blank Rome as our new Chief Innovation and Value Officer,” said Shonette Gaston, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. “With more than 15 years of experience at national law firms in positions focused on developing client-facing value solutions, we are confident Ashton will help Blank Rome continue to provide innovative and efficient delivery of legal services to clients.”

At Blank Rome, Ashton will oversee the firm’s innovation, value, litigation practice solutions, practice analytics, and practice management functions. She will focus on the intersection of client and firm economics, collaborating closely with practice groups, firm leadership, and business professionals to drive revenue management, performance benchmarking, and create profitable, innovative solutions to deliver legal services.

“I am thrilled to join Blank Rome, a firm that shares my commitment to innovation and to providing clients with extraordinary service,” said Ashton. “I look forward to working with the firm’s talented attorneys and business professionals to produce innovative solutions and services that will maximize the value we provide, and to offering strategic guidance on firm and client economics, profitability, and market conditions.”

Ashton received her B.A. and paralegal certification from Hamline University. She also attended Harvard Extension School’s Business Strategy Program and is completing her M.B.A. at the University of Minnesota.