Business Lawyer with over 24 Years of Experience
Diana is a privacy lawyer, litigator, and serves as outside general counsel to companies ranging from small businesses to large corporations. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). She is qualified as a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and is a thought leader on Privacy and Data Security matters. Diana is a frequent speaker on privacy and cybersecurity matters, as well as diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias. She has served as an instructor on civil procedure and summary judgments, and has mentored countless attorneys in creating the law lifestyle they desire.
Diana has over 24 years of experience as a business lawyer and strategist, focusing on client solutions for complex commercial litigation, regulatory and compliance issues, and federal and state administrative proceedings. She represents clients of all sizes in entertainment, media, technology, professional and financial services, real estate, insurance, retail, healthcare and other industries. Diana’s practice focuses on privacy and data security, entertainment litigation, general business litigation, and government and regulatory actions. She also provides outside general counsel services, including internal policies and procedures, contract review and negotiation. She is actively involved in all phases of case management, from intake to resolution.
Prior to founding ILC, Diana was a senior member of the privacy/data security and litigation teams at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles. She began her legal career at two regional firms in Los Angeles. She graduated high school at age 16, graduated college at age 20, took a year off to dance professionally, then obtained her law degree at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law by the age of 24. In 2015, Diana was named the "Woman of the Year" by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Greater Los Angeles for raising over $110,000 for life-saving cancer research portfolios.
Diana previously served as a volunteer temporary judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court from 2004 to 2010. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern District Courts of California, and has held pro hac vice admission in a number of other jurisdictions.
Diana is an avid supporter of the performing arts, a rescue dog mom, and a mother and wife.
Memberships and Affiliations
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Lifetime Member and Former Governor, Japanese American Bar Association
Lifetime Member, Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Former Member, Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
Former Board Member, Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation
Member, California Minority Counsel Program
Member, California Lawyers Association
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Voted a Southern California “Rising Star” (lawyers under 40) by Super Lawyers magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012
Avvo rating: 10 out of 10
Finalist, 2016 Asian Business Awards, Los Angeles Business Journal
Finalist, 2015 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, Los Angeles Business Journal
"Woman of the Year" - 2015 - Greater Los Angeles Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
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