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dgreenkelly@reedsmith.com

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Diane is a partner in the firm's Chicago office, and is a member of the firm's Global Regulatory Enforcement Group. She represents clients in a wide variety of industries that are engaged in commercial litigation and arbitrations, as well as administrative, regulatory and government proceedings. Her representations include cases involving antitrust, consumer fraud, privacy, Lanham Act, trade regulation, trade secrets, unfair competition, tortious interference, healthcare, and state attorney general actions, both in individual actions and in class actions. Diane is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Credentials

  • John Marshall Law School, 1993, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
  • DePaul University, 1978, M.S., Taxation
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975, B.S., Accounting

  • Illinois

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • American Bar Association, ABA Forum on Franchising (elected to Governing Committee for term through 2013), Section on Antitrust Law; former Vice-Chair of Franchise and Dealership Committee of the ABA Section on Antitrust Law; Associate Editor, Franchise Law Journal; former Articles Editor, Franchise Law Journal
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago
  • Competition Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, 2009

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Franchise Law (2010 - present)
  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading franchising lawyers (2014 - present)
  • Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation, Franchise/Dealership, General Litigation (2006 - present)

Pro Hac Vice Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Arkansas U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Chancery Court, Delaware
  • Superior Court, Los Angeles County, California
  • Superior Court, Orange County, California
  • Superior Court, Sacramento County, California
  • Circuit Court, West Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Superior Court, New York
  • Court of common Pleas, Ohio
  • Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

Notable Quotes

  • "States Bite Into Broken Gift Cards: Understanding the Impact of State Escheat Laws," quoted in American Institute of CPA's Journal of Accountancy, December 1, 2008.