Diane V. D’Aiutolo was selected to serve as the next managing partner for Tydings & Rosenberg LLP. D’Aiutolo, who has served on the firm’s management committee for six years, becomes the first woman, and only the fourth managing partner, to lead the firm in its 90 year history. D’Aiutolo succeeds William C. Carrier, who has served in the role since 2004.
In her new role, D’Aiutolo brings extensive leadership and management expertise, borne not only by her years of service in various roles at the firm, but also through a range of leadership and board positions throughout her career. She has served as President of Network 2000 (now Executive Alliance), a statewide organization dedicated to the advancement of accomplished women; President of the Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.; State Representative to the national organization DRI (“Defense Research Institute, Inc”); and a Member of the Board of Directors of Commercial Law Affiliates (now Meritas), an international alliance of leading independent law firms. Currently she serves on the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for District 14 (Baltimore City).
D’Aiutolo, a University of Maryland Law School graduate, joined Tydings immediately following a judicial clerkship with Judge Elsbeth L. Bothe of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. She selected Tydings “because of its reputation as an excellent firm,” she says, and because she was drawn to its size, which was “big enough to handle blue chip clients” without sacrificing cost-effective representation. “I quickly realized that the firm’s training was unparalleled, and the opportunities to grow as an attorney and develop as a leader were made available to me,” D’Aiutolo says. “I was fortunate to join a firm where I could hone my skills as a trial lawyer across a broad range of litigation matters and then forge a path of my own choosing.” That path, she says reflects her passion for representing health care providers: “I am privileged to represent some of the finest health care organizations and individual health care providers in the state.”