In her broad-ranging practice, Diane assists employers with any issue that relates to employees: advice, employee terminations, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, union issues, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, leaves, and training. She gives employment law advice and defends employment discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment litigation brought before administrative agencies and in court. She regularly handles reductions in force; investigates harassment and discrimination complaints; conducts other workplace investigations for employers; and offers training on harassment, discrimination, and investigation issues.

She has successfully represented employers in numerous jury trials in federal court in employment discrimination cases and has litigated employment claims in over 25 states. She regularly works with foreign counsel on executive terminations overseas and has testified for employers on adequacy of workplace investigation procedures.

Diane has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Labor and Employment Law for 2016 and the eight years immediately preceding. She was also recognized in 2009, and most recently in 2016 and the five years immediately preceding, as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Labor and Employment Law by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2009, Diane was named a "Woman of Excellence" by Business to Business magazine for her influential leadership and positive impact on the community. She has been named a Georgia "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend magazine each year since 2009 and is listed in the 2015 and the six years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Diane is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013

Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross, Board of Directors

Central Atlanta Progress, Board of Directors

The Carter Center, Board of Councilors

Hands on Atlanta, Advisory Board


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1982)
  • Duke University, B.A.
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1982)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Teaming with others to develop creative ways to solve our clients' problems while making time to be a leader in the community and perform pro bono work in a way that results in a high level of professional satisfaction.

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Diane L. Prucino

Experience Highlights

International reduction in force by a multinational beverage company
Represented a multinational beverage company in developing strategy and coordinating the work of foreign counsel for a global reduction in force more
Smith v. Quintiles Transnational Corp., et al.
Represented Quintiles Transnational Corp. and Innovex Inc. in this case for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, retaliation and disability more
Labor and employment litigation for supply chain management company
Represented a supply chain management company in a case in federal court in Georgia in which plaintiff and a class of similarly more
Nationally reported sex harassment case settled favorably for computer services firm
Represented the CEO and Chairman of a large computer services firm in a nationally reported sexual harassment case that was settled on terms highly more