A Harvard Law School graduate and former large-firm litigator, Dianne is a consultant to leading law firms and corporations. Dianne and her associates have led hundreds of group and individual training sessions at major law firms throughout the United States and abroad, including 10 of the top 25 firms in American Lawyer’s Am Law 100. Dianne brings a warm, accessible approach to her teaching. She is passionate about teaching lawyers to express themselves clearly and confidently.
Before founding Rosky Legal Education in 2003, Dianne taught legal writing and other lawyering skills in the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law. Dianne is now an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches Legal English and U.S. Law to international LL.M. students.
Dianne has practiced commercial litigation at two leading New York firms: Sullivan & Cromwell and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. At Sullivan & Cromwell, she was selected as the firm’s Pro Bono Fellow to litigate prisoners federal civil rights actions. Dianne is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York.
Before law school, Dianne spent a year in Thailand studying women’s handicrafts as a Thomas J. Watson fellow. She has also spent several years traveling and working in France, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
Dianne has long been enamored with words and language. Before law school, she was an Editorial Assistant at Merriam-Webster, selecting and defining new dictionary entries. Dianne is responsible for putting carb and cash cow in the dictionary.
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