Ashlye Keaton

Ashlye Keaton

Adjunct Professor – Arts Law
Master's in Arts Administration




Ashlye M. Keaton, Esq. practices entertainment and intellectual property law and is an advocate for the arts. Keaton is an adjunct professor at Tulane Law School and also an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans Graduate School in Arts Administration. Keaton is Co-Founder/Supervising Attorney for the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project (ELLA), providing pro bono legal services and an advocacy platform for artists, musicians and culture bearers with support from Tulane Law School, the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Tipitina’s Foundation and the Lambent Foundation. In response to Hurricane Katrina, Keaton expanded her advocacy work to reach community members seeking relief through Sweet Home New Orleans with support from the Ford Foundation. Among other boards, Keaton serves on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, better known as the Grammy’s. She was elected as secretary for the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy during her second term. Keaton was awarded OffBeat Magazine’s 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 Best Music Attorney; Gambit Weekly’s 2009 40 Under Forty; 2008 Governor’s Art Award/ELLA Project; and New Orleans CityBusiness 2007 Leadership in Law. Keaton is the head instructor and choreographer in ballet and tap for the New Orleans Children’s Ballet.