Partner, Dentons; Former White House Policy Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Founder, 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center
Ashley D. Bell is a partner focused on public policy, business, and banking at the global law firm Dentons. Previously, he was White House policy advisor for entrepreneurship and innovation in the Office of American Innovation. In 2018, he was appointed regional administrator for the US Small Business Administration for Region IV, serving eight Southeast states. Bell founded the law firm of Bell & Washington and the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a national organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. He’s been named one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 by the American Bar Association, a National Impact Leader of the Year by IMPACT DC, and was a 21st Century Leadership Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.