Anthony J. Diana is the co-chair of Reed Smith’s IP, Tech & Data Group and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, internal and regulatory investigations, electronic discovery and information governance, and data privacy and security.
Anthony has represented clients in complex litigations, including class actions and multi-district litigations, involving alleged violations of state and federal securities laws, antitrust and anti-competitive laws, and RICO laws.
He has prosecuted and defended breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and lender liability claims, and counseled clients regarding mass tort liability, settlement strategy, and potential claims against plaintiffs’ counsel and experts.
He has also represented creditors in prosecuting claims against debtor’s estate, and defended parties in adversary actions involving preference claims, fraudulent conveyance claims, and commercial non-bankruptcy law claims.
Anthony has conducted numerous internal investigations for potential liability and violations of laws and/or regulations on behalf of audit committees and general counsel offices in connection with inquiries from regulators, auditors, and plaintiffs. Anthony has presented and defended the findings of investigations before regulators, including FINRA, the Federal Reserve, SEC and PCAOB, and auditors.
Anthony has counseled clients on policies and procedures designed to protect sensitive information and comply with various laws and regulations throughout the world, from storage, to transfer, to production to third-parties.
Anthony has represented clients before courts to ensure adequate protections are in place for this information, or to defend the protections that the clients have implemented. Anthony also has conducted investigations regarding data breaches and assisted in the remediation of the breaches.
- Columbia Law School, 1993, J.D., Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review
- University of Pennsylvania, 1990, B.A.B.S., cum laude
Professional Admissions & Qualifications : New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals – Second Circuit
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