Diana Fung is an experienced commercial litigator, having spent her first ten years of practice with large law firms focusing on business disputes, First Amendment and media access issues, and product liability defense. Over the last seven years, Ms. Fung has specialized in land use and real property litigation, breach of contract, professional liability claims, and judgment enforcement.
"While some people believe that lawyers can only be effective if they act like pit bulls for their clients, fighting every issue tooth and nail, my experience tells me otherwise. An angry or vengeful litigation style is often adopted by lawyers who need to feel powerful and important. But it is rarely done for the client’s benefit or to optimize outcomes. In the Rosso matter, for example, after we prevailed in arbitration we still needed a plan to collect the judgment.
A defendant who declares bankruptcy or otherwise hides assets can make collection efforts challenging, and perhaps impossible. So we negotiated a rational payment plan with the losing party, for the payment of the judgment over time. The client was grateful for our firm’s work, and we were pleased to help her accomplish her goals so that she could enjoy her retirement."
Prevailed in JAMS arbitration in a contract dispute between two CPAs involving the purchase and sale of a Bay Area accountancy practice. The arbitrator awarded our entire amount of requested damages, plus interest, plus attorneys’ fees and costs. See Griffin v. Rosso Accountancy Corp., No. 1100086369 (JAMS Arb. 2017).
State Bar of California, 1996;
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1997;
U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California, 1996 – 2002.
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D., 1996 (S. Cal. Law Review)
University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Political Science, 1993