Alexandra D. Tate


Alex Tate helps clients navigate the complex laws and regulations governing the financial services industry. Alex brings a background in economic policy and regulatory compliance to her practice. Alex held positions at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Venable, and the House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy during law school. Prior to law school, she worked at a strategy and policy advising group, assisting in the creation of economic development strategies and the evaluation of multilateral development bank operations.

As a Venable summer associate, Alex drafted memoranda on the applicability of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Regulation B. She also has experience drafting interrogatories related to student loan debt relief scams and public letters to corporations outlining consumer privacy concerns.




  • J.D. magna cum laude Duke University School of Law 2020
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles editor, Duke Law Journal
    • Active investigations team member, Duke Law Innocence Project, 2017 – 2019
    • Legal intern, House Oversight Committee, Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, 2019
    • Summer associate, Venable LLP, 2019
    • Summer law clerk, Federal Trade Commission, 2018
    • Recipient, James S. Bidlake Memorial Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing, 2017 – 2018
  • B.S.F.S. Culture and Politics magna cum laude Georgetown University 2013
    • Certificate in Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Robert E. Payne U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia