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Diana partners with employers to address the wide range of personnel and management issues that arise for every business including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, leave of absence and accommodation, and noncompetition, confidentiality and trade secret matters.

Diana provides advice, counseling, and represents employers in litigation and administrative actions with a business-minded and practical approach.

In her advice and counseling practice, Diana focuses on ensuring employers get the help they need when they need it -- from creating and implementing policies and procedures to providing key timely advice during volatile workplace situations and everything in between. She offers clients tailored manager and employment training on a full complement of employment-related topics, including anti-harassment and effective discipline.

Professional Activities

  • Foster Garvey, Firm Co-Chair, 2020-present
  • Foster Garvey, Opportunity & Progress Council, Member, 2020-present
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member
  • Washington Lodging Association, Member

Community Activities

  • Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Seattle, Former Board Member
  • The Learning Tree, Board Member



Blog Posts

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances

  • Speaking Engagement
    Virtual Event, 5.7.21
  • Speaking Engagement
    Virtual Event, 12.9.20
  • Co-sponsored event
    Seattle, WA, 10.25.18
  • "Paycheck or Pinkslip?" Moderator, Transportation Intermediaries Association, TIA 2015 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition
    Speaking Engagement
    Orlando, FL, 4.16.15
  • "Policy Hash: A Review of Seattle's Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Ordinances," Panel Member, Seattle Chamber of Commerce
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 4.9.15
  • "Discussion re Seattle's Minimum Wage Ordinance," Panel Member, Seattle Hotel Association
    Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 3.26.15
  • "Avoid the Department of Anti-Labor. Make the FLSA Framework work for you," Transportation Intermediaries Association, TIA 2014 Great Ideas Conference & Exhibition
    Speaking Engagement
    Tuscon, AZ, 4.10.14
  • "TIA Operations Committee Meeting," Panel Member, Transportation Intermediaries Association, TIA Fall Meeting 2013
    Speaking Engagement
    Houston, TX, 11.17.13
  • "Employment Liabilities. Addressing the challenges of employee classification & independent contractors," Transportation Intermediaries Association, 2013 TIA Convention and Trade Show
    Speaking Engagement
    Las Vegas, NV, 4.12.13



  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington 
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1999
    • Oregon Law Review, Staff Member,1997-1998
  • B.A., Michigan State University (with honors), 1994

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers USA (Washington), Leading Individual, Labor & Employment, 2022
  • Chambers USA (Washington), Leading Individual, Labor & Employment, 2017-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Employment Law – Management, 2013-present; Labor & Employment Law, 2013-2016
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers, 2004-2013
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Washington Women’s Edition, 2013
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