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Diana P. Smithens


NY – New York
T: 212.365.5416 | F: 212.434.0105

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Diana focuses her defense practice in the areas of general liability, products liability, construction and premises liability. Her legal practice also includes mass tort and toxic tort matters. Diana previously practiced as a senior associate at a leading New York City defense firm that specializes in complex products liability and toxic tort litigation. She also has experience handling a variety of matters involving consumer fraud, New York State Labor Law, and federal labor and employment law.

Well versed in high stakes complex litigation, Diana has represented prominent national and international corporations in the industrial, chemical, construction and automotive markets. Her representative clients also include commercial and industrial premises owners, contractors and manufacturers, as well as suppliers of consumer and intermediary goods and equipment. Diana has additional experience as local and national counsel for Fortune 500 companies.

Diana develops and executes comprehensive defense strategies from the pre-discovery phase through pre-trial for a nationwide docket. She oversees discovery matters, and has experience drafting policies and procedures to assist clients with managing their risks in multi-jurisdictional, high-volume litigation.