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Alana Tart (nee Tervo) ‘96

• Law
Alana Tart (nee Tervo) ‘96
• Law

After spending five years at Ridley College, Alana graduated in 1996. She went to Cambridge University, UK where she studied Social and Political Sciences. Unable to decide on a specific career path, Alana became a strategy consultant and in-house corporate strategist and brand manager before pursuing a law career. Alana was awarded a masters in history from the University of London while working as a brand manager and also received her law degree in London. Alana credits her early business experiences for both her enjoyment of and successes in law.

Alana spent seven years in the London, UK office of Latham and Watkins as a Competition and IP litigator. This gave her a unique breadth of legal and commercial experience. Knowing that she would always return to the business world, Alana left private practice to become sole in-house counsel for a tech start up. After successfully selling that business for its founders and venture capitalists she spent a year as European counsel for the purchasing company. 

Alana is now Global Commercial Counsel for Ascential Plc, working on legal matters that go across all business units and areas. She sits on the IT executive and is responsible for data, information technology, and cyber security matters amongst other things.

Alana believes that passion, enjoying the journey and being open to opportunity lies behind great careers. She is grateful to have a fun, rewarding and stimulating job whilst also raising happy children. She would be delighted to speak to anyone interested in pursuing a varied career in law.
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