Dianne S. Wainwright is a commercial litigator handing complex civil litigation and a wide range of professional liability matters. Her professional liability experience includes representing attorneys, accountants, engineers, professional land surveyors, real estate closing companies, insurance agents, insurers and stock brokers in numerous disputes. Additionally, Dianne handles a variety of commercial litigation matters for corporations, sole proprietors and businesses. These matters have included numerous contractual disputes involving complex commercial leases, construction/bond/surety litigation, share holder/partner disputes, and insurance coverage issues as well.
Though representing a variety of professionals, Dianne has particular expertise in defending accounting malpractice claims. She has represented accountants in actions involving allegations of fraud, misrepresentation and failing to follow applicable professional standards relating to attestation, tax, and consultation engagements. Her cases have included involvement with IRS investigations, tax matters, Grand Jury investigations, business valuations, governmental compliance audits, annual financial statement audits and attestation engagements. Additionally, Dianne has represented numerous professionals in various administrative matters before the State Licensing Boards and also before the PICPA’s Joint Ethics Enforcement Program Committee. In addition to handling civil matters in both the federal and state courts, she has litigated and mediated numerous claims filed before the American Arbitration Association.
Dianne is a frequent speaker and presenter for Penn State’s Continuing Professional Education Series at both the Allegheny County and Beaver County campuses. She is also an annual presenter to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and she is frequently asked to present continuing education seminars for accounting firms and other organizations such as the Certified Fraud Examiners.
She remains active in Veterans organizations including the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Dianne volunteers with numerous non-profits and serves as a Board Member for Youth Places, a non-profit corporation serving the needs of urban youth in Pittsburgh; she serves on the Staff Pastor Relations Committee for Christ United Methodist Church, and she is a member of the Mt. Lebanon Community Relations Board as well.