Diane Prucino is the firm’s former Co-Managing Partner. In her broad-ranging practice, Ms. Prucino assists employers with any issue that relates to employees: advice, employee terminations, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, leaves and training. She gives employment law advice and defends 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.
Ms. Prucino has led employer investigations of claims of sexual harassment asserted against CEOs in over a dozen cases. 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 multijurisdictional RIFs and executive terminations overseas and has testified for employers on adequacy of workplace investigation procedures.
Ms. Prucino has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Labor and Employment Law for 2013 and the five years immediately preceding. She was also recognized in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Labor and Employment Law by SuperLawyers magazine. In 2009, Ms. Prucino 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 2012 and the three years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Prucino is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
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Professional & Community Activities
Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013
Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross, Board of Directors
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Central Atlanta Progress, Board of Directors
The Carter Center, Board of Councilors
Hands on Atlanta, Advisory Board