Ashley L. Taylor, Jr. is a partner with Troutman Sanders LLP and a member of the firm's executive committee and partners compensation committee. He is a member of both the consumer law and complex commercial litigation practice groups. He devotes his practice to defending companies in state attorneys general investigations and representing companies in administrative law matters and business related litigation. Prior to joining Troutman Sanders in 2007, he served as a deputy attorney general for Virginia. He is founder and chair of the ABA Subcommittee on State Attorneys General. Mr. Taylor was appointed by President Bush to serve as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and has served on the commission since December 1984. He received his J.D. from Washington & Lee School of Law in 1993 and a B.A. in economics from the Virginia Military Institute in 1990. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to a U.S. district court judge.