Alana C. St. Aude

Director, Assistant General at Capital One Bank

Alana C. St. Aude is director, assistant general counsel at Capital One Bank, where she provides legal advice to investment professionals financing loans to sponsor-backed and other corporate borrowers, with a focus on the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors, asset-backed securitizations, and esoteric lending transactions. At Capital One, St. Aude advises as to market terms and risks, provides regulatory advice, and implements strategic bank initiatives. St. Aude serves as a member of the Capital One Legal Department Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Before joining Capital One, St. Aude was a senior associate in the Banking & Finance Group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She began her legal career as a corporate associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in 2010.

St. Aude is the co-founder and co-chair of the Advancement Initiative, a network geared toward female lawyers of color who are mid-level in career in law firm practice and in-house in New York and New Jersey. She is the recipient of the following 2019 honors: The Association of Corporate Counsel’s Top 10 30-Somethings award and The Network Journal’s 40 Under 40 award. St. Aude is a 2020 Women in Power Fellow for the 92Y.

St. Aude obtained her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2010, where she was a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2007, where she was a Cornell Tradition Fellow. St. Aude is a first-generation American of Caribbean descent, speaks French, and enjoys travel and intense workouts such as running half-marathons and Barry's Bootcamp.

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