Kathy Bazoian Phelps 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 has 60 hours of certified mediation training, serves as a mediator, and sits on the Bankruptcy Mediation Panel for the Central District of California.
She has been practicing law in the areas of bankruptcy, fiduciary representation, and fraud litigation since 1991. She has been a partner at Diamond McCarthy LLP in Los Angeles California, Partner since 2013. Prior to that, from 1991 to 2013, she was at Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP in Los Angeles California and a partner since 1999.