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Ash Masrani

Ash Masrani


Ash Masrani

Ash Masrani is an associate in our Tech//Digital practice. She specializes in strategic technology and commercial transactions across industry sectors, with a keen focus on strategic outsourcings and digital transformation initiatives.

Ash excels in guiding clients through the lifecycle of a transaction, from structuring deals and provider selection to negotiations, contract execution and post-contract management.

Her expertise lies in advising clients on strategic information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) transactions; software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements; core systems implementations; software licensing and development arrangements; branding agreements, reseller agreements; and other related corporate and commercial transactions.

  • Representing a leading cloud-based human capital technology and services provider in a major mainframe outsourcing, beginning at the RFP stage.
  • Advised life insurance company on IT outsourcing transaction.*
  • Advised global systemically important financial institutions and other large financial services firms on digital transformation initiatives, including negotiating multi-year transactions with global service providers.*
  • Represented asset management firm in the negotiation and implementation of technology and managed service agreements to support day-1 operations.*
  • Represented financial services, retail and wholesale clients in business process outsourcing transactions related to human resources functions, payroll, recruiting, and finance and accounting functions.*
  • Drafted form SaaS, on-premise software licensing, and professional services agreements for a premier national bank and presented a corresponding week-long training on contracting and vendor management best practices to the client’s legal, procurement, risk management, and business teams.*

* Experience prior to joining Clifford Chance.

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Career and qualifications

  • The New School (BA), 2015
  • Duke University School of Law (JD), 2019
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in District of Columbia (2020)
  • Joined Clifford Chance as Associate in 2023