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My practice focuses on e-discovery, information governance, and trial technology – enabling my clients to bring order to the chaos of their electronic data.  I help clients prepare for complex civil trials involving large volumes of data, with years of experience in identifying the key items that clients need to locate and produce in discovery, and to succeed at depositions and at trial.


I work with clients facing complex civil lawsuits, including large commercial contract disputes, real estate and development disputes, and employment litigation, as well as white-collar criminal matters. I have assisted both large and small businesses in the health care, construction, banking, technology, and transportation industries, as well as educational organizations.


I am currently the co-chair of the Technology Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association, and am an active speaker at the E-Discovery Committee of the DC Bar.


I earned my JD from the University of California Davis School of Law, and started her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in California. I am a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia and California bars, and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.



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  1. Litigation: 100%
    20 years


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    I have had the pleasure of working with Diane in the past and know her to be diligent, caring and creative. She is great with research, analysis and writing.


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Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 460
Bethesda, MD, 20814-6369


DCActive 199707/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd2009 - Present
AttorneyStein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll Greenfeig, PC2002 - 2009
Supervising AttorneyUSLaw.com1999 - 2002
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney San Joaquin County1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of Montgomery County MarylandMember, CLE Committee2015 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember, CLE Committee2015 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Technology Committee2015 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Everything You Don't Know About E-Discovery (but wish you did)The Latest E-Discovery Risks and Precautions2015
Litigation WorldFive Keys to Telling a Better Story Leading Up to and at Trials2014
Lerch Early Legal UpdatesPreserving Electronic Data: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (Even Small Companies Can Have Big Data Headaches)2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of VirginiaEchols ScholarBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Masters Conference - DCHow social media content impacts e-discovery risks and costs2015
Law School for the PublicElectronic Evidence2015
Everything You Don't Know About E-Discovery (but wish you did)Social Media and E-Discovery2015
District of Columbia Bar, E-Discovery Committee2015 Changes to the Federal Rules and their impact on E-Discovery2015
Masters ConferenceChanges to the Federal Rules and Their Expected Impact2014