Kathy Speaker Kathy Bazoian Phelps
   Bazoian Author
   Phelps Lawyer
  Specializing in Unwinding Ponzi Schemes    
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As author of The Ponzi Book, lawyer, and professional speaker, Kathy offers a variety of content rich programs for various institutions, agencies, professional organizations, and others.
The types of presentations offered by Kathy range from keynote speeches to training sessions. Her personal background as an attorney involved in various Ponzi scheme cases for over 20 years, coupled with her vast knowledge on all aspects of Ponzi schemes from her extensive research of the issues in The Ponzi Book, make Kathy the perfect candidate for a speaker on virtually any topic related to Ponzi or other fraudulent schemes. 
Because of her expertise in Ponzi schemes and her familiarity with current and past fraudulent schemes, her presentations are not only informative, but also important for a wide variety of audiences to understand the complexities of these schemes and how to avoid them.
Kathy’s style is entertaining as she discussed the specifics of real life cases and the predicaments in which others have found themselves, and she keeps listeners on the edge of their seats awaiting the conclusions and the lessons to be learned from the mistakes that others have made.
She is able to customize the presentation for her audience and discuss specific cases and due diligence questions to ask depending on the specialty and focus of your business or institution.
As a result, your company stands a significantly greater chance of avoiding liability from involvement with a fraudster or your clients will be armed with the tools to say no to an investment if it really is too good to be true.  


Complex Bankruptcy Litigation: Ponzi Schemes & Other Fraudulent Conveyances, for the Commercial Law League of America, October 31, 2013, at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, in Atlanta, Georgia

Mock Trial: Receiver and Investor Class v. Big Bank, for the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER), September 27-28, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois.

E-Discovery Issues for Forensic Accountants in Bankruptcy Cases, for the Federal Judicial Center, September 10-12, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ponzi Schemes & Fraudulent Transfers, and the conference keynote address, entitled Check Your Wallet! The Dynamics and Psychology of a Ponzi Scheme, Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, on July 24-26, 2013, in Traverse City, Michigan.

Uncovering Fraud in a Turnaround Engagement, 5th Annual TMA Western Regional Conference, July 17-19, 2013, in Laguna Beach, California.

A Spoonful of Sugar: Receivers in Restructurings, Liquidations, and Regulatory Actions, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Remedies Section, June 18, 2013, in Los Angeles, California.

Ponzi Schemes: A Fraud Examiner's Role, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Los Angeles Area Chapter, on May 29, 2013, in Los Angeles, California.

Beverly Hills Cop - Issues in Parallel Criminal, Bankruptcy, Forfeiture Proceedings, the California Bankruptcy Forum on May 17-19, 2013 in Paradise Resort, San Diego, California.

Ponzi Schemes Explained, an interview by Stephanie Cohen on The Not So Legal Show.

Introduction to Fraud, the International Chamber of Commerce FraudNet Conference on Fraud and Asset Recovery on April 26, 2013, in Oslo, Norway.

Exploring the Depths of Deepening Insolvency, a podcast for the American Bankruptcy Institute entitled, published on April 16, 2013.

Working Group on White Collar, Asset Forfeiture Bankruptcy, a meeting of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process, on April 4, 2013, in Washington, DC.

Ponzi Schemes - How Lawyers Can Protect Their Clients, the Glendale Bar Association, the Burbank Bar Association, and the Glendale Estate Planning Council on February 6, 2013, in Burbank, California.

Ponzi Schemes, the Loyola V Complex Case Symposium of the California Receivers Forum, January 18-19, 2013, in Irvine, California.

Trustee and The Badoff Investor Class v. Bigbank, A Mock Trial, the American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, November 29 - December 1, 2012, in Tucson, Arizona.

How Accountants Can Help in Receivership Situations, the AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference, November 11-13, 2012, in Orlando, Florida.

Ponzi Scheme Architecture and Pitfalls, on the Money and Business Show on Radio Shalom CJRS radio in Montreal on October 24, 2012.

Ponzi Schemes: Are You or Your Client at Risk? October 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Latest Wide World of Fraud: Claims and Defenses in Actions Targeting Investors, Bankers, Accountants, and Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute Midwestern Bankruptcy Conference, October 5, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Forfeited Assets, Yours Mine or Ours: Competition in Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings, and Bankruptcy v Receivership: Different Strokes for Different Folks, the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers on September 13-14, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Protecting Your Assets and How to Avoid Madoff-Like Risk on the Money and Business Show on Radio Shalom CJRS radio in Montreal on August 29, 2012.

The Onslaught Continues: This Year's Commercial Fraud Cases You Need to Know About, the American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, July 12-15, 2012, in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

Legal Issues in Ponzi Scheme Litigation, podcast for the LexisNexis Bankruptcy Law Community on May 1, 2012. It is available here.

Ponzi Schemes - What Financial Institutions Can Do to Avoid Liability and Recover Losses, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Southern California Chapter, on April 25, 2012.

How to Avoid a Ponzi Scheme, video with Michael Martin of the Huffington Post, published on April 17, 2012, on the Huff Post Business website.

Bankers That Bank Fraudsters Could Face Costly Liability to Victims, podcast for the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists on April 8, 2012. It is available here.

The Potential Pitfalls for Attorneys and Other Professionals in Ponzi Schemes, UCLA Law School on April 5, 2012.

All's Well That Starts Well: Prejudgment Remedies, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Spring Seminar, March 29-31, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Law from the Madoff Case and Tips to Avoid the Next Ponzi Scheme, the Beverly Hills Bar Association on March 26, 2012.

The Government Seized the Assets!?! What Can We Do?, the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee, at its Spring Meeting, March 22-24, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Issues in Fraud: Causes of Action and Defenses the American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Battleground West, March 16, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.

The Costly Collision of Financial Institutions with Ponzi Schemes, webinar for AML Services International on March 15, 2012.

Ponzi Schemes, Securities Fraud and Other Fraudulent Enterprises: From "A" (Asset forfeiture and avoiding powers) to "B" (Bankruptcy) to "C" (Coordinating multiple court proceedings), webinar for the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association Business Section on March 8, 2012.

Financial Institution, Meet Ponzi Scheme, the Special Assets Management Association on February 7, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.

How Receivers, Trustees and Monitors Use Their Special Powers and Tools to Trace and Recover Assets Worldwide and How to Follow the Fruitful Path of Recovering Assets from (Deep-Pocketed) Third Parties, the International Association for Asset Recovery on November 17, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The More We Get Together, The Greater Value We'll Preserve: Recognizing and Creating Complementary Processes and Distribution and Priority in the Bankruptcy and Forfeiture Context: The Basics at White Collar Crime & Business Bankruptcy: A Cross Disciplinary Dialog, a conference on Ponzi schemes presented jointly by American Bar Association and Golden Gate University School of Law on November 4-5, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

Bringing Third Parties In: Claims for Relief Against Third Parties and the Defenses of Lack of Standing and In Pari Delicto, the National Association of Attorneys General, October 25, 2011.

Non-Traditional Assets, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees on September 22, 2011, in Amelia Island, Florida.

Fraud Issues Arising in Ponzi Scheme Cases of Concern to Financial Institutions, the Commercial Finance Corporation of California on September 13, 2011, in Costa Mesa, California.

The Liability of Attorneys, Accountants and Other Professionals in Ponzi Schemes: I Wish I Had Become a Doctor!, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners on August 3, 2011.

What Did You Know and When Did You Know It? The Liability of Professionals and Insiders in Ponzi Cases, the Los Angeles County Bar Association on March 16, 2011.

Fraudulent Transfer Claims and Defenses in Ponzi Schemes Cases, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees on September 29, 2010, in San Francisco, California.

Fraudulent Transfer Claims and Defenses in Ponzi Schemes, Standing and In Pari Delicto Issues Arising in Ponzi Scheme Cases, and Deepening Insolvency as a Cause of Action and as a Theory of Damages, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors on June 9-12, 2010, in San Diego, California:

Kathy’s presentations will:
Bring you up to date on what is going on in businesses and courts around the country in fraud litigation.  Kathy has all of the late-breaking news in Ponzi cases and litigation pending throughout the country
♦  Assist your company in implementing more specific due diligence techniques to avoid getting involved in a fraudulent scheme
♦  Raise awareness in your employees of suspicious behavior
♦  Empower account managers to say no to prospective customers
♦  Guide investors and others on how to respond to red flags
♦  Teach you how to respond to red flags and how to manage knowledge of a problem
♦  Answer your questions about Ponzi schemes, including why they happen, how to prevent getting involved, and how to avoid liability
Kathy has spoken for many national, international, and regional organizations, some of which include: 

  • Anti-Money Laundering Services International, LLC

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

  • American Bar Association

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Accountants

  • International Association for Asset Recovery

  • National Association of Attorneys General

  • California Bankruptcy Forum

  • California Receivers Forum

  • Commercial Finance Corporation of California

  • Numerous local organizations in Southern California

Raines Feldman LLP
Los Angeles, California
Ponzi Proof Your Investments:
An Investor’s Guide to
Avoiding Ponzi Schemes
The Ponzi Book:
A Legal Resource for
Unraveling Ponzi Schemes

To reserve your date for any of Kathy’s programs, call Kathy Phelps 310.488.4883 or email her at kphelps@kathybphelps.com

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