In her broad-ranging practice, Diane assists employers with any issue that relates to employees: advice, employee terminations, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, union issues, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, leaves, and training. She gives employment law advice and defends employers in employment-discrimination, wage-and-hour, and other employment litigation brought before administrative agencies and in court. She regularly handles reductions in force; investigates harassment and discrimination complaints; conducts other workplace investigations for employers; and offers training on harassment, discrimination, and investigation issues.
She has successfully represented employers in numerous jury trials in federal court in employment discrimination cases and has litigated employment claims in over 25 states. She regularly works with foreign counsel on executive terminations overseas and has testified for employers on the adequacy of workplace investigation procedures.
Diane has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Labor and Employment Law for 2017 and the nine years immediately preceding. She was also recognized in 2009, and most recently in 2017 and the six years immediately preceding, as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Labor and Employment Law by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2009, Diane was named a "Woman of Excellence" by Business to Business magazine for her influential leadership and positive impact on the community. She has been named a Georgia "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend magazine each year since 2009 and is listed in the 2016 edition and the seven immediately preceding annual editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Diane is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013
Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross, Board member and Executive Committee member
Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Board member and Executive Committee member
The Carter Center, Board of Councilors
Hands on Atlanta, Advisory Board