Mr. Anthony J. Diana
Partner, Reed Smith
Anthony is the co-chair of Reed Smith's IP, Tech & Data Group and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, internal and regulatory investigations, electronic discovery and information governance, and data privacy and security.
Anthony has represented clients in complex litigations, including class actions and multi-district litigations, involving alleged violations of state and federal securities laws, antitrust and anti-competitive laws, and RICO laws. He has prosecuted and defended breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and lender liability claims, and counseled clients regarding mass tort liability, settlement strategy, and potential claims against plaintiffs’ counsel and experts. He has also represented creditors in prosecuting claims against debtor’s estate, and defended parties in adversary actions involving preference claims, fraudulent conveyance claims, and commercial non-bankruptcy law claims.
Anthony has conducted numerous internal investigations for potential liability and violations of laws and/or regulations on behalf of audit committees and general counsel offices in connection with inquiries from regulators, auditors, and plaintiffs. Anthony has presented and defended the findings of investigations before regulators, including FINRA, the Federal Reserve, SEC and PCAOB, and auditors.
E-Discovery and Information Governance
Anthony is a recognized leader in e-discovery and information governance issues, nationally ranked in this area by Chambers. Anthony has counseled large financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers on all aspects of the discovery and management of electronic information, including: the development of policies and procedures for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information; the development of policies and procedures regarding the governance of information within various technologies, including internal and external social media, WiFi, BYOD, among others; the development of data source catalogues, disclosures, and responses relating to electronically stored information; the remediation of large volumes of legacy data (paper and electronic); and the defense of electronic discovery and information governance policies and procedures before federal regulators and the courts. Anthony has been an editor of the Electronic Discovery Deskbook, a treatise published by PLI, since its original publication in 2009. He is a frequent speaker on electronic discovery and information governance issues and has published numerous articles on these topics.
Data Privacy and Security
Anthony has counseled clients on policies and procedures designed to protect sensitive information and comply with various laws and regulations throughout the world, from storage, to transfer, to production to third-parties. Anthony has represented clients before courts to ensure adequate protections are in place for this information, or to defend the protections that the clients have implemented. Anthony also has conducted investigations regarding data breaches and assisted in the remediation of the breaches.