Diana is an attorney member of the State Bar of California, the New York State Bar, and the International Bar Association. Diana works as Legal Counsel at Monzo Bank, a leading UK digital challenger bank, where she focuses on corporate and capital raising transactions, tech commercial transactions, as well as partnership and open banking activities. Prior to joining Monzo Bank, Diana worked as Legal Adviser at Startup Europe India Network; Corporate Attorney at Squire Patton Boggs LLP (San Francisco (CA) office), where she advised domestic and international clients in connection with venture capital transactions, IPOs, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, fund formation, tech-focused transactions, cross-border reorganizations and M&As; and Legal Adviser at an international seed venture capital firm in San Francisco (CA), where she focused on seed and early stage venture capital investments in technology companies. Diana started her legal career as Associate in the Banking and Finance Department at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners (Milan office, Italy), where she gained extensive experience on banking and finance, private equity, and capital markets transactions.
Diana earned her Bachelor Degree in Judicial Science (LL.B.), summa cum laude, in 2007 and her Master Degree in Law (J.D.), summa cum laude, in 2009 both from Luigi Bocconi University, Italy. As part of her Master Degree in Law, in 2008 she attended an exchange program at Duke University School of Law, where she focused her studies on business law and financial regulation. In 2010, she received a certificate in debt market from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Diana earned her LL.M. Degree from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2012, with a concentration in securities regulation and corporate finance. During the LL.M. program, she served as member on the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Diana received her J.S.D. Degree from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2017, with a concentration in venture capital, financial derivatives, regulation of capital markets and securities. During the J.S.D. program, she also attended MBA courses in financial derivatives, private equity, and venture capital at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Diana has published various articles in the fields of securities law, financial regulation, and venture capital. She has also collaborated as lecturer and researcher at Mind the Bridge Foundation and Startup Europe Partnership, an integrated platform established by the European Commission to support the growth and sustainability of European startups and scaleups.