Ashley Gillihan is counsel in the Atlanta office and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Groups. Mr. Gillihan focuses his practice exclusively on health and welfare employee benefit compliance and litigation issues for employers, health plan administrators and other health and welfare benefit plan service providers. He also has extensive experience assisting financial institutions and insurance companies who serve as Health Savings Account trustees or custodians.
Mr. Gillihan is active in publishing and speaking on various health and welfare benefit plan related topics and serves as a faculty member and/or technical advisor for several health and welfare benefit plan focused organizations.
Ashley is a member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) Technical Advisory Council and the board of editors for the Benefits and Compensation Law Alert, published by M. Lee Smith Publishers. He was named to the Benefits Committee for the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. and served from 2007–2008. He is also a faculty member for the Institute for Applied Management and Law (IAML), and is the former author of the Flexible Benefits Answer Book published by Aspen Publishers.
Ashley received his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1996. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association.