Diane M. Perri Roberts represents businesses in contract disputes and employment matters in federal and state court as well as in mediations and arbitrations.

Employment Litigation

Ms. Perri Roberts counsels clients in a wide array of employment litigation matters, including:

  •  All forms of discrimination and harassment
  •  Americans With Disabilities Act
  •  Family and Medical Leave Act
  •  New York and federal wage claims

She also defends employers in labor matters brought before the EEOC, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and OSHA.

Counsel to Employers

In addition to representing employers involved in litigation, Ms. Perri Roberts guides business owners in managing their risk of exposure to employment claims. She counsels employers on management and labor issues, such as:

  •  Disciplinary matters, such as suspensions and terminations
  •  Employee handbooks and manuals
  •  Personnel policies
  •  Internal investigations into discrimination and harassment complaints
  •  Restrictive covenants and non-competition agreements
  •  Employment contracts
  •  Severance agreements
  •  OSHA and other regulatory compliance requirements
  •  Computer and other electronic communication
  •  Unemployment appeals
  •  Department of Labor audits

Bar & Court Admissions

  • All New York State Courts
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  •  State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., magna cum laude, 1990
  •  Niagara University, M.B.A., 1984
  •  State University College of New York at Buffalo, B.S., summa cum laude, 1978

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Lewiston Democratic Committee, 2004-present
  • First vice chair, Niagara County Democratic Committee, 2006-08
  • Director on the UB Law School Alumni Association, 2019-present