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Diana L. Maier

Diana Maier originally joined Bushnell & Caplan LLP in 2003 as a member of the firm. Rod Bushnell served as her mentor in first few years, as Ms. Maier had previously practiced criminal law in the Santa Clara County Public Defenderís office. In 2008, Ms. Maier became a name partner of the firm, which for a short time was renamed Bushnell, Caplan, Fielding & Maier. Ms. Maier left the firm in 2008 in order to launch the Law Offices of Diana Maier and focus more on the defense side of preventative employment work and conducting workplace investigations, and to learn the quickly growing area of internet and privacy law. Ms. Maier still considers Rod Bushnell as her key mentor and partners with him from time to time on matters.

Since 2008, Ms. Maier has added privacy law certification to her practice. Her CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications represent her dedication to thoroughly understanding internet and privacy laws in the US and Europe. By knowing and applying privacy and data protection laws and regulations in the United States and Europe, Ms. Maier is able to ensure privacy compliance on a global scale.

Ms. Maier began her legal career as a Public Defender for Santa Clara County, where she spent each day in the courtroom defending misdemeanor, felony, and three strike cases.

Ms. Maierís practice now includes privacy compliance, workplace complaint investigation, and employment defense (audit, advice and counsel & litigation services). As a fluent Spanish speaker, Ms. Maier provides her clients full-service legal counsel in both English and Spanish.

Ms. Maier is a Bay Area native. She attended Stanford Law School and graduated in 1998. She received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (international relations), magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1992.


         J.D., Stanford University Law School, 1998

o        Judicial Extern, Hon D. Lowell Jensen, United States District Court, Northern District of California

         B.S. Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1992 (magna cum laude)

         University of Seville, Spain, (1990-1991)


         CIPP/US - Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S. private sector

         CIPP/E - Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe


         Senior Counsel for Labor & Employment and Privacy Law for Quantum Corporation  2013-present

         Owner of Law Offices of Diana Maier, specializing in employment and privacy law, 2003-present

         Partner, Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, 2003-2007

         Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County Public Defenderís Office, 1999-2003

         Legislative Aide for Foreign Affairs to Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), 1994-1995

         Senior Legislative Assistant at American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) (1992-1994)


         State Bar of California, December 1998

         U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, December 2003

Professional Affiliations

         One Justice, Board of Directors, Chair of the Resource Development Committee

         Marin County Bar Association, Chair of the Labor and Employment Section and frequent speaker

         San Francisco Bar Association, member of the Labor and Employment Section and frequent speaker

         San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, speaker

         Queenís Bench, member

         Equal Rights Advocates, Annual Luncheon Committee member

         California Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section member

         Association of Corporate Counsel, Privacy, Labor & Employment, and Compliance Section member


Ms. Maier is a fluent Spanish speaker. Her hobbies include grassroots organizing and fundraising for non-profits, traveling, and all types of physical activity. In 2005, Ms. Maier completed the Lake Placid Ironman. She is also a certified yoga and fitness teacher and credits her daily yoga and meditation practice for her equanimity on the job. She lives in Marin with her husband, son, and daughter.



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