Loreal McDonald is corporate counsel and interim Chief Operating Officer of Hercules Investments. In her capacity as Corporate Counsel, Loreal provides a variety of legal services to the firm, including fund formation, corporate governance, intellectual property management, regulatory compliance and securities regulation. In her capacity as Interim Chief Operating Officer, Loreal additionally manages the day-to-day business and operational aspects and endeavors of the firm.
Prior to joining Hercules Investments, Loreal was Of Counsel to the Stuart, Florida-based Law Firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.LC., where her work focused on complex commercial and civil litigation. Prior to Gary, Williams, McDonald was a corporate securities attorney with a premier law firm in New York City, where she represented Fortune 100 companies and investment funds on complex instruments, capital markets and transactions. In that capacity, she was also represented both sponsors and investors, including hedge funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds and funds-of-funds.
Loreal attended Howard University and Howard University School of law, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with honors and a Juris Doctor with honors, respectively.