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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Ash Charles Dean Joins Gross & Romanick

Ash Charles Dean joined the Gross & Romanick team as a law clerk in 2006. Born in Alexandria, Ash is a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia. He was raised in Manassas and Loudoun County, received his legal education in Arlington and now lives and works in Fairfax.

Before joining Gross & Romanick as a law clerk in 2006, Ash was an intern at the Public Defender’s Office in Loudoun County, where he was able to learn strategies for dealing with all manners of criminal and traffic matters. Ash was able to parlay these strategies into success in the courtrooms of law school, qualifying for the regional rounds of the National Trial Competition and eventually serving as President of the Trial Advocacy Association.

His legal education focused on business litigation, with electives in Business Associations, Income Taxation, Government Contracts, Proof and Commercial Paper. As a law clerk with Gross & Romanick, he gained valuable experience assisting the attorneys with all aspects of litigation, including the research and drafting of motions and pleadings. Ash gained valuable hands-on experience with significant client contact including witness and deposition preparation.

His education in computer science and his logical approach to dealing with technology makes him a natural fit to the technology law practice at Gross & Romanick, where he provides new and innovative services for both the internal operations of the firm and for the firm’s clients.

In his free time, Ash enjoys antiquing with his wife and reading historical non-fiction and political biographies. Ash is also the co-chair of the Dickinson College Washington, D.C. Alumni Association and a former Assistant Policy Debate Coach at Potomac Falls High School.

Education:
Dickinson College (B.A. Summa cum Laude, Computer Science and Political Science with minor in Philosophy, 2003); George Mason University (M.S., Computer Science, expected January 2008); George Mason University School of Law (J.D. Magna cum Laude, 2007).
Bar Admissions: 2007, Commonwealth of Virginia.

Professional Memberships:
American Bar Association; Fairfax Bar Association; Loudoun County Bar Association; Association of Computing Machinery.

Academic Honor Societies:
Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha; Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Publications: “The Effects of Learning on the Roles of Chance, History and Adaptation in Evolving Neural Networks”, selected for publication in the Proceedings of the Third Australian Conference on Artificial Life (December 2007) (with Dr. Grant Braught).