Attorneys

Ashanti M. Bess

Ashanti M. Bess

Associate

Biography

Ashanti M. Bess is an associate at DeCotiis.

Ms. Bess has also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Julio L. Mendez, A.J.S.C. of the Atlantic/Cape May Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey. During her clerkship, she assisted with trial preparation and mediated small claims and landlord-tenant cases. Ms. Bess conducted research and assisted with the drafting of legal opinions dealing with various civil issues such as the appointment of provisional directors and fiscal agents, as well as prerogative writs. During her clerkship, she also drafted orders and assisted with the drafting of legal opinions dealing with child custody, support, paternity, termination of parental rights, and dissolution. Ms. Bess also dealt with matters relating to land use, zoning, and condemnation actions.

Prior to her clerkship, Ms. Bess gained invaluable experience in the areas of Mobile Commerce/ Transactional, where she dealt with FTC Privacy by Design Principles and assisted with the development of privacy disclosures and liability disclaimers. Ms. Bess also assisted with Mergers and Acquisition/ Venture Capital projects. Ms. Bess also has experience dealing with issues relating to sponsorships, product liability, and bankruptcy matters.

Ms. Bess received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 2018. During law school, she was a member of the Charles Hamilton Houston Moot Court Team. Ms. Bess graduated cum laude from West Virginia University in 2014. She received her B.S. in Sport Management and has minors in Business Administration and Communication Studies.

Education

  • Howard University School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2018
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • B.S. - 2014
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Sport Management
    • Minor: Business Administration
    • Minor: Communication Studies

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Past Positions

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Julio L. Mendez, A.J.S.C.