Alana C. St. Aude
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.