Diana Defino practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. Her practice focuses primarily on the employee benefits aspects of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers.
Diana has experience preparing employment, separation, bonus, and change-of-control agreements as well as equity incentive arrangements and securities-related disclosures. She also counsels clients regarding the administration and compliance of employee benefit plans, programs, and arrangements with the Internal Revenue Code and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and has reviewed and commented on proxy and other disclosures for public company clients.
Diana is an active member of the community. She is a member of the Friends Board of Sisters Place, a Pittsburgh-based charity that provides a supportive housing community to single parent families who are homeless. Diana is also a member of the Propel Schools Young Professionals Council, a team of young professionals dedicated to raising awareness and support for Propel Schools (a group of nonprofit charter schools in the Pittsburgh area that are dedicated to providing high-performing public schools to economically disadvantaged students and families).
- Washington and Lee University (J.D. magna cum laude 2014; Staff Writer, Washington and Lee Law Review); University of Notre Dame (B.A. magna cum laude 2009)
- Intern, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania (May-July 2012)