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About Diana Barber

Diana Barber is Of Counsel with Berman Fink Van Horn. Since the Summer of 2003, Diana has also been a full-time Lecturer at the School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University in Atlanta where she has taught hospitality law and an introductory course in hospitality. Diana is also the Program Director of the School of Hospitality's Study Abroad program including a 3-week summer course on European Hospitality Experience to France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.Diana is the recipient of the 2010 Hospitality faculty of the Year award, an award bestowed by the students of the School of Hospitality. In addition, Diana was recently inducted into Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.Diana is a native of Coral Gables, Florida. After graduating cum laude from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, GA, Diana practiced law with King & Spalding in Atlanta for three years. She then joined the in-house legal department of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC where she practiced hospitality law for over 14 years.She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar, Meeting Professionals International, G.A.H.A. and the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association.Ms. Barber has given numerous presentations for hospitality related associations and hotel companies and has written many articles for hotel/motel security periodicals, meeting planner periodicals, the Georgia Restaurant Forum, Hotel-Online and the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Since 2007, Ms. Barber has been on the editorial board of Hospitality Law monthly newsletter. In addition, she has served as a litigation industry expert. She also writes a monthly column for the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association newsletter. She is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America as a Cub Scout den leader.