Ayana represents corporate and individual clients in government and internal investigations, including investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). She has represented organizations across a number of industries including financial institutions, energy, and higher education. Ayana also represents financial institutions in litigation in state and federal courts.
Before joining McGuireWoods, Ayana earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center where she served on the Executive Board of the Black Law Students Association and was a member of the Faculty-Student Admissions Committee. She was an articles editor for the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives. Ayana also served as a law clerk for Georgetown’s Supreme Court Institute and externed for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in the Education Opportunities Project.
- North Carolina
- District of Columbia
- Author, New California Law Bans Tech Companies From Disclosing Data for State Abortion Investigations, Subject to Inquiry, September 30, 2022
- Author, Twitter Fined $150M for Violating FTC Order on Misrepresenting Privacy and Security Practices, Subject to Inquiry, May 27, 2022
- Co-author, "Reinvigorated DOJ Is Strong Incentive For Police Reforms", Law360, May 6, 2022
- Author, The CFPB’s Interest in Examining Fintechs Likely Means More Naming and Shaming by the Agency, Subject to Inquiry, April 28, 2022
- Author, U.S. Department of Education Officially Asserts Authority over Income Share Agreements, Subject to Inquiry, March 4, 2022
- Author, Where They Draw the Line: School Secessions and the Resegregation of Public Schools in the United States, 13 Geo. J.L. & Mod. Critical Race Persp. 109, 2021
Georgetown University Law CenterJD
Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives2021
Louisiana State UniversityBAPolitical Science & African American Studies
Member, Louisiana State University Young Alumni Advisory Council
Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association
Member, Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers’ Division, National Bar Association (GWAC)