Attorney at Law
School of Law
Dianna's prior experience includes 14 years working with government and commercial contracts, 3 years as General Counsel and 3 years as Director of Contracts and Compliance.
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Benefits & Compensation
- Contractor Agreement
- Contractor Termination
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Stock Option Plan
- Employee Termination
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Equity Compensation
- Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
- Labor Litigation
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- Worker's Compensation Claims
- Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Claims
- Other Labor & Employment Matter
- Outside General Counsel
"Fantastic, knowledgeable attorney who also is a keen listener. Wonderful attention to detail. Would highly recommend."
Posted on Jul 9, 2016
"Thanks Dianna. You were very helpful, clear, and prompt. I'm looking forward to working with you on our next project!"
Posted on Apr 29, 2016
"I have known Dianna Bartels since 2002 when we were colleagues at the Missouri Attorney General’s office. Dianna is a highly competent attorney and also quite personable. She is knowledgeable on many areas of law that are of importance to businesses both large and small, and provides useful and practical advice to her clients. Dianna excels at handling commercial matters (drafting, negotiating, reviewing and updating sales, purchasing or other commercial contracts), as well as developing policies and procedures for clients in order to help them create programs to manage issues such as import/export compliance and FARs flow downs and compliance. Dianna is also well versed in employment law matters, from drafting employment agreements and reviewing employee handbooks to providing advice to HR groups and management. Very truly yours, /s/ Tiffany B. Kieffer Tiffany B. Kieffer General Counsel"
Posted on Mar 6, 2016
"This letter is my personal recommendation for Dianna Bartels. I selected Dianna as our company attorney after evaluating multiple alternative options. I found the process of working with Dianna to be exceptional in every way. Dianna is very personable and professional. She takes her work very seriously and is passionate about providing outstanding service to her clients. I hired Dianna to provide a legal entity for my company, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Our requirements were numerous and Dianna worked tirelessly to provide counsel and to represent our company in areas of conflict. I would highly recommend Dianna Bartels to anyone looking for a talented, ethical, professional, committed and effective lawyer who also has an outstanding attitude and solid reputation for fiduciary execution. We were truly pleased and impressed with the outstanding person Dianna Bartels is and the excellent job she did for our company. Sincerely, Gina Hubbard Owner, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts"
Posted on Mar 6, 2016
May 2013 - Present
Provide oversight and advice to businesses regarding, government and complex commercial contracts, negotiate contracts and non-disclosure agreements, audits, compliance programs, mergers and acquisitions. Worked with clients regarding filing of Incorporation and S-Corporation papers, contract review and modifications, compliance audits and Environmental Health and Safety audits.
Triumph Fabrications -St. Louis
Director Contracts and Compliance, Director Human Resources
Mar 2010 - May 2013
Director of aerospace fabrication and machine subsidiary to Triumph Group Aerospace Inc., facilities in St. Louis, Missouri and Orangeburg, South Carolina. Responsible for legal opinions regarding state and federal employment law, federal and commercial contracts, compliance, quality and environmental compliance.
May 2008 - Mar 2010
General Counsel specializing in review of government and complex commercial contracts, prepared responses, negotiations, modifications, equitable adjustments, developed, implemented compliance programs, lease agreements, deeds, bonds and easements. Provided advise and sat on committees working with elected officials to include mayors, congressmen and senators at both the state and federal level.
Oct 2006 - May 2008
Served as a Federal Contracts Attorney, provided legal review and advice to Graybar’s Government Contracts Division regarding General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) contracts. Commercial Contracts -reviewed and negotiated complex contracts and Terms and Conditions.
Law Offices of Mark Anson
Jun 2005 - Oct 2006
Served as an attorney for a defense firm which specialized in workers compensation cases. Provided litigation support and trial preparation, deposing claimants/expert witness, hiring of defense experts, appearing at pre-hearings, settlement conferences and mediations, negotiating settlements, direct contact with clients and employers, obtained Social Security Disability for clients.
Office of Missouri Attorney General
Assistant Attorney General
Jun 2002 - May 2005
Lead counsel on all hearings, oral arguments at the Labor Industrial Relations Commission and Missouri Court of Appeals as well as writing proposed awards/briefs, presenting exhibits, preparing direct/cross examination at hearings and preparing/presenting closing arguments. Responsible for fourteen hundred plus cases in all stages of litigation.
US Army Corps of Engineers
Oct 1999 - Jan 2002
Provided litigation support for issues such as construction contract disputes, regulatory compliance, boundary-line disputes, condemnation, National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act, 404 Permits – Clean Water Act, undermining of federal land, Administrative Procedures Act and other regulatory issues.
US Army Corps of Engineers
Apr 1994 - Oct 1999
Reviewed construction contracts, specifications and bids for compliance with federal contract law (FAR, EFARS and DFARS). This included reviewing construction contracts for Melvin Price Lock and Dam, Locks and Dam 24, Locks and Dam 25, Locks and Dam 27 and Kaskaskia Lock and Dam. I drafted Terminations for Default/Cause for both procurement/contacting and purchasing IT equipment.
US Coast Guard
Contracting Officer/Purchasing Agent
Aug 1992 - Apr 1994
Served as Contracting Officer and supervised two employees. In charge of purchasing commercial items for twenty-two state area to include a 19 boat fleet and over 40 field units.
US Coast Guard
Storekeeper Third Class
Mar 1987 - Mar 1992
Purchased commercial items, administered accounts receivable/payable for government expenditures and accumulated DD214- 5 point Veterans Preference.