dfrenier@reedsmith.com

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Diane practices in the area of Life Sciences Transactions, and is a member of both the firm's Corporate & Securities Group and its Life Sciences Health Industry Group. Diane concentrates her practice in representing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other life sciences companies in both domestic and international arrangements for:

Awards & Recognition

  • Diane was listed in the 2016 Chambers USA in the practice area of Corporate M&A in New Jersey. Chambers USA is issued by Chambers and Partners. A description of the selection methodology can be found at chambersandpartners.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Diane was listed in the 2016 Chambers USA in the practice area of Life Sciences: Corporate and Commercial. Chambers USA is issued by Chambers and Partners. A description of the selection methodology can be found at chambersandpartners.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Diane has been listed on the Best Lawyers in America list since 2013 in the practice area of Mergers and Acquisitions. Best Lawyers in America is issued by Best Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found at bestlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in New Jersey Corporate M&A and as a leading lawyer nationwide in Life Sciences since 2008
  • Named as a "Life Sciences Star" by LMG Life Sciences Guide annually since its inaugural edition in 2012. Diane has been identified in their research as one of the preeminent life sciences practitioners in the country.
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2014 for her work in the practice area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
  • Recommended by PLC Which Lawyer in the U.S. for Life Sciences: Commercial and Partnering and Life Sciences: Corporate
  • Selected as one of the first "50 Best Women in NJ Business by NJBIZ magazine in 2006

Credentials

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Newark, 1986, J.D.
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1982, B.S., Management, Marketing minor, magna cum laude

  • New Jersey

  • Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association