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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.

  • Perform internal audits and implement strategies for reducing risks on wage-and-hour issues such as exempt/non-exempt classifications, overtime practices, meal and rest periods, and independent contractor designations.
  • Assist with human resources due diligence, risk reduction and integration in business purchase and sale transactions.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Washington Lodging Association
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management

Community Activities

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



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News & Insights


Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances

  • 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, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington 
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1999

  • Staff Member, Oregon Law Review, 1997-1998

Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1994

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named by peers to The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Employment Law - Management, 2013-2020, and areas of Labor & Employment Law, 2013-2016 
  • Named by peers a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers, 2004-2013
  • Named a "Rising Star" in Super Lawyers Washington Women's Edition, 2013
  • Ranked in Chambers USA as a Recognized Practitioner for Labor & Employment (Washington), 2017-2018
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