Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Gary Caris to its Los Angeles office as a partner in the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department.
Caris focuses his practice on federal equity receivership, creditors’ representation in Chapter 11 proceedings and complex bankruptcy litigation. Caris has represented federal equity receivers in dozens of cases across the country brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Caris’ experience includes assisting his receivership clients in pursing funds and other assets in connection with Ponzi schemes, deceptive marketing practices and other fraudulent business activities. He also represents financial institutions and other sophisticated businesses in Chapter 11 proceedings, bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation matters.
“Gary is a talented litigator who has helped to recover tens of millions of dollars in money and other property for the benefit of receivership estates and his creditor clients,” said David Allen, managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “He’s a tremendous client advocate and is a valuable resource when assisting receivers and creditors.”
Caris is a current member and previously served on the board of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers. He earned his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his B.A., summa cum laude, from California State University at Northridge. He joins the firm from Diamond McCarthy LLP.
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