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Kathy Bazoian Phelps

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Kathy Bazoian Phelps

Partner at Diamond McCarthy, LLP

Diamond McCarthy LLP

Kathy Bazoian Phelps is Keynote Speaker at Ijona skills.She has more than 24 years of experience as a lawyer in bankruptcy law, fiduciary representation and fraud litigation, as well as serving as a fiduciary herself. Kathy's practice includes representing trustees and receivers, serving as a Chapter 11 trustee, representation of litigants and parties in interest in bankruptcy and receivership cases and other insolvency proceedings. She is particularly knowledgeable about the administration of Ponzi scheme cases and has extensive litigation experience in a claims arising in these types of cases. 

Kathy has lectured widely and written on bankruptcy and receivership matters, with a focus on Ponzi schemes. Her book entitled The Ponzi Book: A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Schemes, co-authored with Hon. Steven Rhodes, has garnered national and international attention as the authoritative work on Ponzi scheme law. 
In addition to her roles as lawyer, speaker and author, Kathy also serves as a mediator and is currently on the Bankruptcy Mediation Panel for the Central District of California.
Work Experience

  • She has been practicing law in the areas of bankruptcy, fiduciary representation, and fraud litigation since 1991.
  • Diamond McCarthy LLP in Los Angeles California, Partner: 2013 to present. 
  • Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP in Los Angeles California, Partner from 1999: 1991 - 2013.



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