McKenna Adds Distinguished Transportation and Aviation Litigator in New York

Diane Westwood Wilson brings noted expertise to multijurisdictional litigations, arbitrations and aviation product liability cases

NEW YORK, NY (August 6, 2014) – Diane Westwood Wilson joins McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP's Aviation and Transportation practice as a partner in New York. A Chambers-ranked, "brilliant" aviation lawyer with broad commercial ligation and arbitration experience, Wilson represents aviation industry and insurer interests internationally in complex aerospace, aviation, product liability and construction disputes.

Recognized in The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers, Wilson's expansive, multijurisdictional experience spans from the EL AL Israel Airlines v. Tseng landmark U.S. Supreme Court treaty case to dismissal of a $150M product liability action against a Dutch satellite manufacturer in Astrium v. TRW, to an enforcement of arbitration clause in a Nigerian contract in Travelport v. Bellview Airlines. She is known among market commentators as a "very strong strategist and tactician." 

McKenna Adds International Authority to Private Client Services Team in California

Diana Hastings Joins as a Partner in San Francisco to Serve Estate, Trusts, Probate and Tax Clients

SAN FRANCISCO (AUGUST 4, 2014) — McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP announces the addition of Diana Hastings to the firm's Corporate practice in California. Based in San Francisco, Hastings focuses on international, domestic and cross-border estate planning, estate and trust administration and related tax matters.

Hastings is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. 

"The Private Client Services team at McKenna is top notch and I am excited about joining the firm and my seven ACTEC fellows," said Hastings. "Returning to a full-service firm allows me to expand the offerings I provide to clients for their personal and business needs."

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