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Hi, Ashley! So, what's your job?
I’m Deputy General Counsel in the legal department. I advise our management team on corporate and securities law issues, and I also serve as assistant secretary to the board of directors.
What is your favorite part about working at LivingSocial?
The incredible flexibility and responsibility I’m given here. I have little kids, so being able to make my own schedule and be trusted to get my work done is critical. That can be hard to find in a professional environment. I’m also constantly amazed by the opportunities for growth here. I came in with a pretty narrow area of expertise – securities and financial reporting – and have been given opportunity after opportunity to expand my skill set and take responsibility for new things. It is a little overwhelming sometimes, but it’s also really cool and empowering. I am certainly never bored.
What’s on your work playlist?
Whatever Pandora gives me. Right now it’s a mix of classical music and country. I’m from Dallas, so forgive me the country.
How do you wind down after a long work day?
Haha – my work day is my wind-down. When I return home after work it is time for dinner, homework, bath and bedtime for two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband who works as hard as I do. Then it’s a big glass of wine and an episode of General Hospital to close out the day.
What does your ideal weekend entail?
An ideal weekend for me entails sitting on the beach in the Caribbean with nowhere to go and nothing to do until I go scuba diving in the afternoon.
What do you think sets LivingSocial apart from other companies?
As an employer, it’s the opportunity for growth, the talented colleagues, and the feeling that we are all in this together working for the same things. As a company, it’s the devotion to getting it right even if we have to get it wrong a few times along the way. We really do love our customers and our merchants, and I think it shows.