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Diane D. Reynolds represents private and publicly held entities in mergers and acquisitions, as well as matters involving corporate finance, corporate governance, compliance, and strategic growth initiatives. Diane has served as general counsel to businesses in the technology, financial services, and consumer products sectors, and has deep experience representing companies and investors in change-of-control transactions. She utilizes her deep experience in the technology sector to handle matters involving privacy and data security.

Diane has served as advisor to, and as a director of, several public and privately held companies, including a financial services company and a health care technology company. She is a past board member of a NASDAQ-listed financial company, a position which she held for ten years.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the acquisition of a foods division from a privately held consumer products company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company in the acquisition of a privately held automotive applications company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a foods subsidiary to a national cooperative.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of a foods division to a NYSE-listed consumer products company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company in the sale of a wood products company to a privately held international conglomerate.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a dairy foods division to a national dairy cooperative.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company in the sale of a construction division to a privately held U.S. manufacturer.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a foods division to a private equity fund.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company in the sale of an automotive application division to a private equity fund.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a Puerto Rico-based salty snack foods group to a privately held asset manager.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company the in sale of a vinyl coated fabrics division to a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a national snack foods company to a subsidiary of a NYSE-listed food and beverage company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a national confectionary company to a private equity fund.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a national adhesives division to a private equity fund.°
  • Represented a private employee and an outside investor group in a leveraged buy-out of a financial services company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a national foods division to a subsidiary of NYSE-listed consumer products company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a dairy products subsidiary to a private equity firm.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a dairy products subsidiary to a national cooperative.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a foodservice division to a NYSE-listed distributor of food supplies to food service industry.°
  • Represented a privately held integrated health care services company in its sale to a privately held health care services company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a dairy products company to a privately held regional supermarket chain.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a seafood products division to a privately held regional consumer products company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a dairy products subsidiary to a U.S. subsidiary of a NYSE-listed Swiss multinational food and beverage company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a regional snack foods company to a private equity fund.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company in the sale of an aerosol paint subsidiary to a NYSE-listed consumer services conglomerate.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a regional snack foods company to a private equity fund.°
  • Represented U.S.-based consumer products subsidiary of publicly traded Mexican-based food and beverage company in the purchase of a U.S.-based regional snack food subsidiary of a NYSE-listed U.S.-based food and beverage company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of an instant flavored broths subsidiary to a private-held food and beverage company.°
  • Represented a U.S.-based NYSE-listed food and beverage company in its sale of a flavorings company to a privately held Swiss company in the fragrance and flavor business.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of dairy companies to a regional privately held dairy company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the acquisition of a condiments company from a NYSE-listed consumer and industrial products company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a pasta subsidiary to a privately held food and beverage company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a foodservice division to a NYSE-listed consumer products company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company in the sale of a plastics subsidiary to a privately held manufacturer.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a foodservice division to a NYSE-listed food processing company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a regional snack foods company to a U.K.-based private equity fund.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in the sale of a national seafood products subsidiary to a division of privately held consumer products company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company in the sale of a plastics subsidiary to a privately held manufacturer.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed industrial products company in the sale of a steel fabrication subsidiary to a privately held manufacturer.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a national foods company to a privately held, international food and beverage company.°
  • Represented U.S.-based, NYSE-listed food and beverage company in the sale of a national snack foods company to Mexican-based, publicly traded food and beverage company.°
  • Represented a privately held hosting solutions company in its sale to a NASDAQ-listed technology company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage company in its joint venture with a Japanese-based food and beverage company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed consumer products company in its joint venture with a Dutch-based manufacturer.°
  • Represented a privately held integrated media yield software corporation in its sale to a large media yield management software company.°
  • Represented the largest privately held hosting company in sale to a NASDAQ-listed hosting, domain registration, and SEO company.°
  • Represented a NYSE-listed food and beverage, consumer products and industrial products company in:
    • multiple debenture offerings.°
    • creation of private offering memoranda.°
    • structuring securities lending arrangements.°
    • structuring individual operating platform term and revolving credit facilities.°
  • Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup, internet-based retailer.°
  • Represented a U.S. investor group in its equity investment in a health care billing company.°
  • Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup information services company.°
  • Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup health care technology company.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Reynolds prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Certifications
    • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), 2019
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), 2019
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), 2019
  • Vice President/General Counsel, Ecommerce, LLC, 2009-2014
  • Vice President/General Counsel, Estate Information Services, 2005-2006
  • Borden, Inc., 1989-1998
    • Senior Counsel, 1996-1998
    • Corporate Counsel, 1992-1996
    • Corporate Attorney, 1989-1992
  • Corporate Attorney, Bank One Trust Company, 1985-1989

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2015-2016 and 2018-2022
  • Member, Bank of New York/Mellon Advisory Board, 2017-2019
  • Member, The Ohio State University Alumni Advisory Council, 2021-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1985-Present
    • Member, Business Law Section, 1985-Present
    • Member, Science and Technology Section, 1985-Present
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, Michigan Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association, 1985-Present
  • Member, New Jersey Women’s Law Association
  • Pro Bono Work, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, 2014-Present

Credentials

Education
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 1999
  • J.D., Capital University Law School, 1985
    • Articles Editor, Capital University Law Review
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1982
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Illinois