Partner, Chief Digital Officer, Head of Ashurst Advance Digital

Tara Waters

London Fruit & Wool Exchange 1 Duval Square London E1 6PW United Kingdom
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Chief Digital Officer and Head of Ashurst Advance Digital

Tara Waters is a partner, the firm's Chief Digital Officer and Head of Ashurst Advance Digital, the technology arm of Ashurst Advance.

As the firm's first Chief Digital Officer, Tara is responsible for the implementation of the firm's digital strategy and the embedding of new digital capabilities across the firm to support that strategy.

As the Head of Ashurst Advance Digital, Tara leads the team responsible for designing, developing and delivering innovative technology-based services and solutions both within the firm and to clients, in furtherance of the digital strategy.

In addition, Tara maintains a legal practice focused on the technology sector and advising high growth companies and their investors.

She founded Ashurst's High Growth & VC team in London, Co-Heads the firm's FinTech practice and Fintech Legal Labs, and is a key member of the firm's Distributed Ledger & Crypto Assets practice.

Tara has written several articles and speaks regularly at international industry events on the topics of digital transformation, legal innovation, fintech and digital assets.

She is a technology specialist having spent seven years architecting and developing digital solutions for businesses in the new media and technology industries in NYC prior to becoming a lawyer.

She is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

She was named on Innovate Finance's Women in FinTech Power List 2017, was shortlisted for Legal Innovator of the Year at the 2019 FT Innovative Lawyers Awards and was named to The Lawyer's Hot 100 2020.

She is also a Techstars All Star Mentor.

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