Ileana Stone is General Counsel at Lafayette Square. Ileana has over three decades of experience advising corporations, private equity and venture capital funds on portfolio company investments, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining Lafayette, Ileana was the Associate General Counsel at Bank of America supporting the Global Principal Investments group for over seventeen years, which deploys capital worldwide in private equity, mezzanine and strategic transactions through equity financings, fund commitments, and acquisitions. During her tenure, assets under management were as high as $14Bn across over 1,200 investments. Ileana began her legal career at Katten Muchin Rosenman and prior to that was part of the mergers and acquisitions group of Ernst & Young.
Originally from Northbrook, IL, Ileana holds a B.B.A., Accounting and an M.P.A. with a specialty in Taxation from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.