Ashton Batchelor



Ashton Batchelor leads trial law firm Robins Kaplan LLP’s Pricing, Legal Project Management (LPM), and Financial Analytics functions.


Drawing upon her extensive experience in legal operations, Ashton helps create innovative and practical fee arrangements ranging from simple fixed fees to complex shared-risk arrangements. Ashton also supports attorneys and clients through the firm’s sophisticated diligence process for risk-based arrangements to ensure these arrangements are based upon shared assumptions and terms of success. In addition, Ashton partners with Robins Kaplan’s executive board and leadership team to manage the firm’s portfolio of risk-based arrangements.

Legal Project Management

Ashton oversees Robins Kaplan’s matter management program, including an in-house team of certified legal project managers who partner closely with firm clients to effectively scope, budget, and manage legal matters from inception to result. These efforts help provide transparent, predictable, and efficient delivery of legal services.

Financial Analytics

Ashton also oversees a team of financial analytics professionals who support the economics behind each of Robins Kaplan’s practice groups, working closely with firm management and practice leaders to support revenue management, performance benchmarking, and profitable delivery of legal services.

Previously, Ashton held similar roles in legal project management in pricing at national law firms. Prior to working in legal operations, Ashton was a litigation paralegal.
  • Named a “Rising Young Professional,” Finance & Commerce Magazine (2020)
Professional Associations
  • Legal Value Network
  • Association of Legal Administrator
  • Certified Legal Project Manager, Law Vision Group
  • Accredited Legal Project Manager, True Value Partnering Institute
  • Paralegal Certification, Hamline University

  • For Many Firms, Client Relations Pros have Been the Missing Link
    The Legal Intelligencer (July 1, 2020)

  • Using Data Analytics in a Pandemic Landscape and Beyond COVID
    Panelist, Profitability & Pricing Chicago Conference (June 2021)
  • Pricing Pioneers
    Panelist, LMA Mid-Atlantic Senior Leaders Group (March 2021)
  • Litigation as an Investment: How Analytics Should Drive Litigation
    Co-Presenter, WestLegalEd Center (February 2021)


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