A versatile attorney with a background in construction, Diana concentrates her practice on government contracts, construction law and federal and state litigation, including bankruptcy litigation.
Diana provides consulting services to government contractors who need support with work acquisition, project management, FAR flowdown requirements, small business utilization and contract compliance. She has experience preparing REAs and claims; handling disputes litigation; reviewing government contracts and solicitations; creating policy and internal audits to mitigate risk and exposure while maintaining profitability; managing small business DBE/MBE/SWAM subcontracting plans; drafting joint venture and teaming agreements; and providing implementation procedures for tax incentive programs.
She is well versed in False Claims Act (FCA) matters, providing risk mitigation against FCA violations and advising companies in multiple industries on compliance programs to reduce exposure to false statements. Diana has managed more than 1,400 cases related to FCA causes of action in the Eastern District of Virginia.
With eight years experience as a government contracts construction program manager for a leading U.S. construction firm, Diana brings an insider's perspective to construction and government procurement matters. She holds an active U.S. Secret Security Clearance and is qualified to work on highly sensitive government projects.
Her litigation and bankruptcy experience includes acting as co-counsel to the liquidating trustee in In re Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.,et al., in which she has managed more than 1,400 adversary proceedings involving preference and avoidance claims, resolving 1,200 for a total recovery in excess of $17 million for the HDL Liquidating Trust. She has also represented major unsecured creditors, and construction subcontractors and vendors in preference actions.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Diana was an associate in the Richmond office of a Virginia law firm.
Before entering legal practice, she worked at a large construction firm as a small business liaison where she managed $2.5 billion in federal work and $3 billion in private work. In 2007, she was named one of Mississippi's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) by the Green Building Council.
Honors & Awards
Named to the “Ones to Watch” list in the District of Columbia for Construction Law by Best Lawyers (2021)