Loreal McDonald is Of Counsel to the Firm and focuses her practice on complex commercial and civil litigation, including matters concerning corporate disputes, intellectual properties infringements and misappropriations and entertainment contract conflicts. Loreal also assists with many of the firm’s complex commercial tort claims and personal injury matters, particularly those involving defective automobile manufacturing and airbag deployment claims.
Her diverse experience includes service as a corporate and securities/private equity associate with a large, full-service law firm in New York City, where she was involved in representation of Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies and provided counsel to investment funds on complex investments, capital markets and financial services matters. In that capacity, she was also involved in representation of both sponsors and investors in connection with ongoing management of international and domestic private investment funds, including hedge funds, venture capital funds private equity funds and funds-of-funds. She also obtained broad experience in advising investment funds regarding compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules that apply to fund operation. Within that same setting, Loreal was also involved in representation of media and entertainment clients concerning a full range of legal services relating to mergers and acquisitions, financings and intellectual properties. In that capacity, she was additionally involved in providing counsel to a broad spectrum of corporations, joint ventures and individuals.
Loreal attended Howard University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and attended Howard University School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor. She is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, National Bar Association, Martin County Bar Association (Associate Member), International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL), Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Loreal served as a judicial intern for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, while studying at the Howard University School of Law. She served as an intern for the United States Trade Representative and a seated senator from New York while earning her Bachelor’s degree at Howard University. Recognized in 2018 by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s “Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Industry,” Loreal is a frequent participant in charitable and community-based programs involving education, technology and business. When she is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, baking and boating.
• Maryland Bar Association
• Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles (Pro Hac Vice)
• United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Pro Hac Vice)
• US District Court Eastern District of Missouri-Southeastern Division (Pro Hac Vice)