Diana Sen is an Associate Counsel for LatinoJustice PRLDEF, formerly the Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund in New York where she heads their Southeastern U.S. Practice. She primarily works to safeguard the civil rights of Latinos in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. - areas that need the most attention, yet have the least representation for Latinos. Prior to Latino Justice, Diana was a senior litigation associate with the international law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP in New York, specializing in general commercial and white-collar litigation for six years. In between her time at Fried Frank, Diana was a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) for two years in their Atlanta office as a Fried Frank/MALDEF Fellow.
Diana received her JD from Emory Law School in 2000 and her BA and MA in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Florida in 1996 and 1997 respectively. While in law school, she was a legal intern at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Hispanic Outreach Project, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, CARE, and the Carter Center.
Diana is the current President-Elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association. She also currently serves on the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association and is on the board of Legal Services NYC, the largest legal services program in the country. She also serves on the HNBA Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Profession and has been on the board of the Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”) since 2006. She was the HNBA National Vice President of Membership from 2007-2008 and was the Chair of the 2008 HNBA Mid-Year Conference and National Moot Court Competition in New York. She was also the HNBA New York Region President in 2006-2007. She also serves on the Puerto Rican Bar Association Board and was their Vice President in 2006-2007.
In April 2008, Diana received a Mujeres Destacadas (Outstanding Women) award from El Diario/La Prensa for her service to the Latino community.
December 19, 2012