Diamond McCarthy Opens Los Angeles Office With Kathy Bazoian Phelps, Nationally Recognized Bankruptcy Litigator At Its Helm

Mar 11, 2013, 11:59 ET from Diamond McCarthy LLP

HOUSTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond McCarthy LLP, today announced the opening of its Los Angeles office with respected bankruptcy litigator, Kathy Bazoian Phelps, at its helm.

Ms. Phelps is a leader in handling Ponzi schemes and fraud cases of all kinds, particularly arising out of insolvency situations.  As the co-author of The Ponzi Book: A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Schemes (published by LexisNexis 2012), with the Honorable Steven Rhodes, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, she is a sought after speaker at national and international conferences on the subject of corporate fraud, Ponzi schemes, deepening insolvency and related matters. Ms. Phelps' litigation practice includes the representation of bankruptcy trustees, examiners, SEC and state court receivers, creditors, committees, debtors and other parties arising out financially distressed situations.  She is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers ("NAFER") and the editor-in-chief of the "Receivership News."

"Kathy's expertise is of great interest to our clients," said Allan Diamond, Diamond McCarthy managing partner. "She will further strengthen the firm's global practice and help build a formidable presence for the firm throughout the west coast and beyond, anchored by our Los Angeles office."

"Diamond McCarthy's global reputation, great breadth and depth of experience in the areas of complex litigation, business, financial and accounting fraud, and insolvency matters, will be of significant value to the clients I serve," said Ms. Phelps.

Diamond McCarthy has been lead counsel in some of the largest business fraud cases in the world, often involving cross-border parallel litigation and joint insolvency protocols, such as LJM2 (Enron), Livent, Parmalat, Bayou Funds, InverWorld, USA Commercial Mortgage, and Syntax-Brillian Corp, among many others.

"The addition of our office in Los Angeles strategically extends the firm's physical reach from coast to coast," said Mr. Diamond. "While the firm's practice reaches most corners of the globe, we now have the ability from our U.S. based offices to better interface with our clients and colleagues across Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim."

Ms. Phelps received her J.D. from the University Of California Los Angeles School Of Law and her B.A. from Pomona College.

Diamond McCarthy's Los Angeles office is in the Sun America building at 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California. Telephone: (310) 651-2997

Diamond McCarthy LLP is a boutique firm focused on high stakes complex litigation, corporate and financial restructuring/insolvency and commercial real estate. In addition to Los Angeles, Diamond McCarthy LLP has offices in New York City, Houston, Dallas, Austin and Denver.  The firm's website is located at www.diamondmccarthy.com

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