Diana Gurfel Shapiro
Partner, New York
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Diana concentrates on mass tort, product liability and commercial litigation.
Diana’s practice encompasses all aspects of international aviation law, products liability, and commercial litigation. Diana has represented foreign air carriers, aircraft lessors and aircraft purchasers in complex commercial litigation; represented airlines in litigation arising out of major aviation disasters; assisted parties in navigating the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigative process; counseled operators on crisis communications; and represented clients in federal investigations.
Diana has a strong understanding of and interest in the application of technology to the litigation process. She has extensive experience in conducting complex discovery and counseling clients about electronic discovery and information governance issues. Diana led discovery efforts in the September 11th, American Airlines Flight 587 and Colgan Flight 3407 multi-district litigations and participated in the development of computer assisted document review tools.
Diana is consistently recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Transport – Aviation Contentious. She is highly recommended for her work by The Legal 500 U.S., Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Litigation and recognized as a Key Lawyer. She has served on the International Aviation Women’s Association Board of Directors and Advisory Board since 2009.
Prior to joining Condon & Forsyth, in 2001, Diana served as Principal Court Attorney to the Honorable Bernard J. Fried, Supreme Court, New York County.
Newsletters and Bulletins
U.S. District Court Denies Boeing Motion to Dismiss Fraud and Misrepresentation Claims Arising from the 737 MAX Grounding
Texas State Court of Appeals Revives SWAPA’s Action Against Boeing Ruling that the RLA Does Not Preempt SWAPA’s State-Law Claims
Texas Federal Court Rules that Boeing Cannot Withhold Otherwise Discoverable Documents and Information Based on the ICAO Annex 13
Questions About Applicability of the GDPR Linger as the Enforcement Deadline Approaches
Federal Court Rules That Federal Law Preempts Provisions of Local Ordinance Regulating the Use of Drones
FAA Drone Registration Rule Deemed Unlawful As It Applies to Hobbyists Operating Under Section 336
FAA Annual Aerospace Forecast Predicts Significant UAS Growth
Proposed Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2017 Seeks to Establish Federal Standards to Protect Individual Privacy
Cybersecurity: Practical Tips to Mitigate the Risk of a Breach
Privacy Regulations Absent from FAA’s Long Awaited Final Rule Regarding Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Early Judicial Interpretation of Amended Rule 37(e) Follows the Spirit of the Amendment While Staking Out a Claim to the Court’s Inherent Authority
US and EU Announce the “Privacy Shield” – A New Transatlantic Data Transfer Agreement
Federal Court Grants Forum Non Conveniens Dismissal Where U.S. Has “No Interest In Adjudicating” Property Damage Claims of Foreign Corporation Arising From Maritime Accident on the High Seas of Indian Ocean
LegalTech 2013: Emerging Trends Underscore Need for Information Governance
Published Works and Presentations
Speaker, An Update on Emerging Legal Fields: Drones, Cyber-Security, and Space Tourism, American Bar Association’s 25th Annual National Institute on Aviation Litigation in New York, NY (June 13, 2019).
Moderator, panel discussion regarding cargo drone manufacturer liability, insurance and regulatory issues at the IATA DronesLab Conference, Barcelona, Spain (Oct. 2017).
Panel Speaker, 88th Annual meeting, Association of Transportation Law Professionals (June 26, 2017). Diana spoke about liability and insurance issues related to the operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
Moderator, panel discussion about the opportunities and challenges presented by the FAA’s Final Rule on the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at the New York City Bar Association Aeronautics Committee Panel on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Sept. 15, 2016).
Contributor, The Liability Reporter, published annually by Condon & Forsyth LLP and the International Air Transport Association (16th ed., 2013).
Moderator, 24th Annual IAWA Conference, Dallas, Texas (Oct. 2012). Diana lead a panel discussion titled “ICYMI: How Social Media is Changing the Aviation Industry” which addressed the innovative ways social media is being utilized by airlines, manufacturers, the FAA and in aviation litigation.
Speaker, the 45th SMU Law Symposium, Dallas, Texas (Mar. 2011). Diana presented a paper on the use of search and information retrieval in electronic discovery.
Speaker and Co-Chair, ACI Aviation Litigation Conference, Boston, Massachusetts (June 2010). Diana spoke on the document and electronic discovery panel and provided a roadmap for formulating compliant plans that reduce the overwhelming costs and burdens of electronic discovery.