Lafayette Square Appoints Ileana Stone as Managing Director of Legal

Last Updated:
February 16, 2021

New York, February 16, 2021 – Lafayette Square, an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform, announced today that Ileana Stone has joined the firm as Managing Director. Ms. Stone will oversee legal affairs, compliance, and corporate governance for the firm, as it pursues its investment strategies to foster change through housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. 

Ms. Stone brings over three decades of experience advising corporations, private equity firms, and venture capital funds on investments, mergers and acquisitions, business divestitures and corporate strategy, governance, and regulatory matters. Before joining Lafayette Square, she was Associate General Counsel at Bank of America, supporting the Global Principal Investments Group, which executes a diverse range of global strategic initiatives primarily through the deployment of capital in private equity, mezzanine and strategic transactions, consortiums, and partnerships. Ms. Stone began her legal career at Katten Muchin Rosenman and previously was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Ernst & Young.

"We're excited to have a legal veteran of Ileana’s caliber join our firm," said Damien Dwin, Founder & CEO of Lafayette Square. "Her deep background and expertise will help us to deliver impact at scale while maintaining world-class legal standards across our firm’s operations, our investor relations efforts, and our investment processes."

"I’m pleased to join a team of talented professionals whose core values are so closely aligned with mine,” said Ms. Stone. “I’m not only excited to work at a firm that has a strong commitment to the highest legal standards, but also thrilled to support Lafayette Square’s mission and the lasting impact we hope to create through our innovative investment approach.”

Ms. Stone earned a B.B.A. in Accounting and an M.P.A. with a specialty in Taxation from the University of Texas at Austin, and she holds a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

About Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square Holding Company, LLC (“Lafayette Square” or the “Firm”) is an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, the Firm confronts critical societal challenges with capital and services in three core areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. For more information about Lafayette Square, please visit

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