Tony Dias creates and implements strategic legal responses to high-profile and novel legal matters involving financial institutions, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, consumer products and services, corporate conduct, and educational institutions. He defends companies facing federal government and state attorney general investigations, federal and state legislative investigations and hearings, regulatory challenges, and complex litigation. He also counsels those companies in responding to intense media scrutiny.
Among the numerous federal and state attorney general multistate investigations and actions Tony has handled, he served as lead counsel in responding to concurrent investigations by the Department of Justice, United States Senate, and a multi-state group of attorneys general concerning consumer facing conduct and internal corporate compliance with federal and state regulations. He also served as lead counsel to Mattel and Fisher-Price in responding to an investigation by 45 state attorneys general and state departments of health arising out of the voluntary recall of toys with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He negotiated a cooperative resolution of all claims with all participating states. Tony has handled executive branch, congressional, and federal agency issues along with state and local government issues in more than 26 states.
Tony holds leadership positions in national and local organizations promoting better public policy and improving children's health and education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Allegheny College, the Board of Directors of the National Organization of African Americans in Housing, and a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Business Council.
Education Management Corporation defends federal and state False Claims Act allegations
Mattel settles voluntary toy recall litigation
Honors & Distinctions
Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 Pittsburgh Business Times Fast Trackers, awarded to individuals under the age of 45 who have helped drive Pittsburgh's future Parental Stress Center's Frieda Shapira Friend of the Family Award for commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect and strengthening families in and around Pittsburgh