Professional Biography
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Cyrus E. Ansari Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.3439

    F +1.206.359.4439


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




As legal counsel, Cyrus Ansari helps technology companies advance the digital revolution, from the future of cloud computing to gaming and Web3. Cyrus has a decade of experience representing teams large and small in a wide variety of matters involving commercial transactions and solving for licensing, intellectual property (IP), product, and regulatory legal needs.

Commercial Agreements—Cyrus drafts agreements for cloud services, software development, strategic partnerships, and contracts of all kinds. He also advises on acquisitions and financings.

Licensing and IP—Cyrus advises clients on ways to commercialize and protect their IP and data.

Regulatory Compliance—Cyrus helps clients navigate regulatory waters, from compliance with gambling laws and privacy regulations to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) social media advertising rules.

Cyrus’s clients include startups and members of the Fortune 100 who offer consumer and enterprise products and services, such as:

Cloud Computing—Software as a Service (SaaS), online platforms, cloud marketplaces, partnerships, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) integrations, technical infrastructure, datacenters, cybersecurity, and outsourcing.

Interactive Entertainment—Video games, gambling issues, tournaments, game development and publishing, online and mobile advertising and ad tech, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) devices, mapping, music, dataset, and content licensing.

Web3—Blockchains, digital assets, decentralized apps, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), centralized exchanges and custody, decentralized finance (DeFi), identity, open source licensing, and front ends.

Professional Recognition

•    Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Technology Law; and Commercial Litigation, 2022 – 2024

Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, Member

Related Employment

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA, Associate, 2017 – 2021
  • Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY, Associate, 2013 – 2017




Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • New York


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2013, Articles Editor, Environmental Law Journal
  • University of Washington, B.A., International Studies, 2009