Diane knows first-hand how transformative the mentoring experience can be, and in turn has worked hard to promote and mentor young women lawyers. She has demonstrated how they can excel as jury trial lawyers in “bet the company” cases and helped talented litigators develop the strengths and skills to be top trial attorneys. Also, as a member of Weil’s Management Committee, she advocates for women at the highest levels of leadership and has helped address firm wide issues, including the retention and advancement of women attorneys. Externally, she has been an active supporter of organizations such as Coastal Volunteers in Medicine and Womanspace, which offer critical support for women and families in need. She was also proud this year to work on a pro bono matter in the interests of academic freedom, securing asylum in the U.S. for a female Syrian professor who was fired and tortured for speaking out against the Assad regime and for aiding victims of the conflict in Syria.