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HSA hires ex-ELP partner, Khaitan director Ashutosh Gupta as chief strategy officer & partner

ELP’s Ashutosh Gupta joins HSA as chief strategy officer
ELP’s Ashutosh Gupta joins HSA as chief strategy officer

HSA Advocates has hired Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partner Ashutosh Gupta as a partner and as chief strategy officer.

He will be responsible for “strategic planning and business development efforts” at HSA, according to the firm’s press release.

The 2006 Delhi University LLB and 2013 Columbia Law School LLM, had been at ELP for one-and-a-half-years after four years at Khaitan & Co as director business strategy, having previously also worked at KPMG and other consultancies law firms (see full biography below).

According to HSA’s release, Gupta has been “implementing innovative growth strategies that leverage technology and data analytics in driving positive impact on revenue, client outreach and brand positioning”.

HSA managing partner Hemant Sahai commented: “Law firms need to continually adapt to the external environment impacting our industry and respond suitably to the emerging opportunities. Ashutosh brings with him this experience that will be vital to our growth.”

We have reached out to ELP for comment.

In April of this year, HSA lateral managing partner Amitabh Sharma had left the firm, with Sahai taking back the managing partner position (closely on the heels of a a mass poaching of partners by DSK Legal).

Ashutosh GuptaWork history From: Nov 2019: Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, HSA Advocates (New Delhi Area) Apr 2018 - Nov 2019: Partner, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Oct 2013 - Jan 2018: Director - Business Strategy, Khaitan & Co (New Delhi) Apr 2010 - Nov 2011: Senior Consultant, KPMG Nov 2007 - Feb 2010: Consultant - Transactions and Transformation, Hewitt Associates Jun 2007 - Sep 2007: Associate, Infineum UK 2004 - 2006: Associate Lawyer, Das Gupta & AssociatesEducation 1998 - 2001: University College - MDU, BA (Hons), Psychology, Geography 2003 - 2006: Delhi University - Faculty of Laws, LLB, 2006 - 2007: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, MBA, Corporate Restructuring, International Business 2012 - 2013: Columbia Law School, Master of Laws (LLM), International Business
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