Diana Beinart is deputy commissioner and general counsel for the New York City Department of Finance. She is an experienced tax lawyer and CPA whose previous work included representing individuals charged with tax crimes in federal court and resolving tax controversies and audits before the Internal Revenue Service.
Before joining the Department of Finance, Diana served as special assistant to the president and as an associate counsel in the White House Counsel's Office, where she managed the vetting process for all Senate-confirmed presidential appointments, including cabinet secretaries, ambassadors, and Supreme Court justices. She was the president's sole tax counsel representing the Executive Office of the President in legal and tax policy issues with several federal agencies. Prior to that, she served as a prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Tax Division, where she led grand jury investigations and tried individuals charged with tax crimes and conspiracies.
Diana graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.