Ashley Bailey-Chang

Co-Vice Chair of the BRIDGE

Ashley Bailey-Chang focuses her practice in the area of corporate law, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, as well as general corporate matters and other strategic business arrangements.

Ashley assists clients with highly complex restructuring and integration transactions, including assisting large multinationals on the planning and implementation of multi-jurisdictional transactions such as legal entity rationalization, pre-acquisition planning, divestiture restructurings, and intellectual property planning and migration. In addition, she advises clients on the general management and expansion of international operations.

Ashley regularly works with multidisciplinary cross-border teams and is effective at coordinating large teams of attorneys and business advisors to assist clients in structuring, implementing, and closing global transactions. Ashley has represented clients across a variety of industries, including consumer goods, agricultural, energy, industrials and manufacturing, and financial services.

Areas of FocusCorporate
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  • Nike, Inc. in global corporate matters
  • Global sustainability company in its acquisition of a technology company that develops advanced flotation technologies
  • Global chemical and ingredients distributor in the acquisition of a US-based manufacturer of stabilizer blends and a blending services provider
  • London Stock Exchange Group on its USD$325 million acquisition of TORA, a leading cloud-based technology provider which supports customers trading multiple asset classes across global markets
  • Global healthcare technology company in connection with the global legal implementation of a joint venture transaction to form a new medical device company
  • Publicly traded educational technology company in connection with global expansion
  • Riveter Capital on its acquisition of Healthy Lunch Box, Inc., a food service provider of high-quality, nutritious meals to children and adults
  • Global software company in connection with the global legal implementation of a joint venture transaction to create a new industrial software company
  • Ecolab Inc.’s separation of its global upstream energy business (involving 68 countries)
  • Deere & Company’s acquisition of Harvest Profit, a leading provider of farm profitability software
  • A cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management software company with a strategic acquisition
  • A food and grain company’s domestic and international expansion and acquisitions
  • A technology services company in its acquisition and roll up of companies in the technology and managed services industry
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., University of St. Thomas


  • 2019 Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer

Pro Bono

Ashley's pro bono work includes working with humanitarian aid and assistance organizations and counselling low-income owners of small businesses on a variety of transactional matters.


  • Speaker, Legal Mentor Transactional Bootcamp Series - Session 2, DLA Piper, 2023
  • Panelist, "A Seat at the Table: Advocating for Gender Equity, Race, and Justice in the Practice of Law," Thomas Reuters
  • Panelist, Charting Your Own Course Top Performer Academy, "The Mindsets of Top Performers"

Civic and Charitable

  • Trustee, University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees
  • Executive Committee Member, University of St. Thomas Alumni Engagement Board
  • Mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers