Focused on providing timely programming on various transactional areas of law including State corporate laws, Corporate governance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, federal securities laws and other issues related to business law.
Alana St. Aude, Co-Chair
Alana C. St. Aude is Co-Chair of the Corporate Law Section of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA). Alana is Director, Assistant General Counsel in Capital One's Commercial Banking unit, where she provides legal advice to investment professionals financing deals in the Technology, Media, Telecom (TMT) sector. Alana previously practiced as a banking & finance attorney at both Weil Gotshal and Paul Weiss. Alana is a former member of the board of directors of the Association for Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) and an active member of the New York City Bar Association. Alana received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2010, and her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, where she was a Cornell Tradition Fellow.
Lola Temple, Co-Chair
Lola Ladeinde Temple is Associate General Counsel of Fareportal Inc., a global travel technology company, where she advises the company and its lines of business on commercial and strategic transactions, litigation and disputes, regulatory matters and other critical legal and compliance initiatives.
She was previously counsel to a Fortune 500 professional services firm and a senior associate at DLA Piper LLP, where she specialized in leveraged finance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions.
Lola is admitted to the State Bar of New York. She received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Michigan. She is co-chair of the corporate law section of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
Lola lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters.
Patrick Dorime, Secretary
Patrick S. Dorime is a Senior Associate in Norton Rose Fulbright U.S. LLP's Corporate, Corporate M&A and Securities group.
Patrick represents public and private companies and other institutions on a wide array of corporate and securities law matters. His practice focuses on a broad range of domestic and international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, covering a broad range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, automotive, communications, software and technology. He also regularly advises clients on U.S. securities law matters, including periodic corporate filings, Section 16 issues, proxy filings and Rule 144 and corporate governance matters including board and board committee matters and corporate governance best practices.
Patrick graduated from New York University's College of Arts and Science in 2009, where he received his B.A. in Politics. Following his graduation from NYU, Patrick attended law school at the Fordham University School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2012.
For more information on Patrick, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-s-dorime-708bb991/
Blessing Anosike, Secretary
Blessing A. Anosike is a licensed New York and New Jersey attorney. She is a first-generation Nigerian-American, who spent her entire adolescent years in Nigeria and came back to America at the age of eighteen where she attended the University of Scranton. From there, she went on to attend New England Law Boston where she earned her J.D, and subsequently, the University of Baltimore Law School where she earned her LL.M degree in Taxation. Being a Finance major in college, Ms. Anosike has always had a passion for numbers and helping others. As such, she has worked for non-profit organizations where she has managed offices dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals file taxes as well as educating them on financial decisions.