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Diana C. Taylor

Diana Taylor focuses her general litigation practice on the areas of personal injury, employment, and contract disputes. She has led litigation against individuals, small businesses, and professionals and served as a key contributor in multi-faceted litigation and disputes against corporate defendants including insurance carriers, car manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, and international unions.

At Tulane University Law School, Taylor pursued a certificate in sports law, which emphasized contract, labor and employment, negotiation, and intellectual property issues. She has had several opportunities to work with these topics through work with New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets, Friedman & Salisbury Sports Management LLC, and the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Program. In her final year, she honed her understanding of labor law with the National Labor Relations Board, Region 15.

At Connecticut College, Taylor studied government and mathematics. During college, in preparation for a career in law, Taylor worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia as an investigator and the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender as a clerk. In addition to her legal career, Taylor enjoys pursuing many athletic endeavors. She has completed several marathons.

Education

J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2011
Certificate in Sports law

B.A., Connecticut College, 2008
Cum Laude

Admissions lllinois, 2012
New York, 2012
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2012
Professional Affiliations

Lake County Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association
Standing Committee on Bar Services and Activities, appointment 2013-2017
Membership and Member Services Subcommittee Chair, 2014-2015
Secretary, 2016-2017
Special Committee on the Small and Solo Firm Practice Institute Series, appointment 2014-2017
Task Force on New Lawyers, appointment 2013-2014

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Sports Lawyers Association

Publications
  • Diana C. Taylor, The Pursuit: Why the NLRB’s Northwestern Decision will not end the NCAA, The Docket, Vol. 21, No. 7 (July 2014)
  • Diana Taylor, Turning Back the Page: How Deregulating Information-Sharing in Negotiations Will Better Serve the Purposes of Ethical Codes, in Hot Topics in the Legal Profession - 2012 (Benefit Tulane PILF Series) 157 (Steven Alan Childress ed., 2012).

  • Diana C. Taylor, Comment, Aimed at the Goal?: The Sustainability of Major League Soccer’s Structure, 9 Willamette Sports L.J. 1 (2011).

Awards and Distinctions

Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List (2016, 2017)

Daily Herald Suburban Young Professionals (2016)

Community Involvement

Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club, 2013-2017
Club Service Director, 2014-2017