Leveraging a lifetime in politics, finance, and accounting, Diane founded Evans & Katz LLC in 1996 to build a more responsive campaign compliance business model and to create a more flexible workplace for people who love politics. She has extensive experience in crisis management and has worked closely with a number of leading law firms, the FEC, the FBI, and the Justice Department in developing strategies for defense and prosecution matters related to campaign finance and ethics laws.
Diane’s day-to-day activities involve keeping her eye on the big picture and advising clients on their most sensitive political and financial matters. Together with E&K’s Special Projects Division—a reputable team of former FEC auditors—she counsels clients on crisis management, FEC and state audit representation, fraud audits, and forensic compliance.
Prior to joining E&K, Diane served 15 years in senior leadership positions for three Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and has been involved in the campaign strategy and fundraising efforts for a host of incumbents and challengers at all levels of government. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Industrial Relations with a minor in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and has completed extensive coursework in Non-Profit Development at The George Washington University.
Diane managed her first successful class officer campaign at age nine, and she managed her first successful city-wide race at the age of 21.