Diane Lourdes Dick

Charles E. Floete Distinguished Professor of Law

Professor Diane Lourdes Dick focuses her teaching and scholarship on business and tax law, with particular emphasis on commercial finance, business bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and business entity taxation.

A prolific author, Diane has published or forthcoming articles in law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, practitioner-oriented publications, and on prominent commercial law blogs. She has been invited to deliver lectures at the Harvard Kennedy School, The Brookings Institution, and at professional association meetings, law schools, and graduate tax programs around the country. Her scholarship has been showcased by The New York Times and Reuters BreakingViews, and has been cited and discussed by courts and litigants.

Diane is also active in practitioner circles around the country and regularly consults with attorneys, investors, private equity funds, and think tanks about commercial finance, bankruptcy and insolvency, and business taxation. She is a member in good standing of the Washington, Florida, and District of Columbia bar associations, and has co-authored reports in Washington and Florida providing guidance for lawyers involved in business and commercial real estate transactions.

Diane currently serves as Reporter for the Dodd-Frank Study Group of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights. She is a past member of the WSBA Legal Opinions Committee, the Washington Corporate Act Revisions Committee, and the Washington Citizen Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences. From 2020-21, she served as Chair of the Washington State Bar Association's Business Law Section.

Prior to Iowa Law, Professor Lourdes Dick was the William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law.

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Research areas
  • Business and Tax Law
  • Corporate Restructuring
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BA, Florida International University, 1997
MA, Florida International University, 1999
JD, University of Florida, 2005
LLM, University of Florida, 2011