Diane E. Vuocolo


Diane E. Vuocolo is a work-out, restructuring, and bankruptcy attorney. Her practice centers around commercial litigation, business reorganization, corporate work-outs and restructurings, bankruptcy law, loan restructurings, loan documentation, receiverships, restructuring distressed debt situations, and foreclosure litigation. She works with financial institutions, DIP lenders, leasing entities, creditors' committees, bankruptcy trustees, debtors, majority shareholders, guarantors, examiners, secured creditors and trade creditors.


Representative Matters

  • Acted as lead attorney representing agent of bank in connection with syndicated credits in various industries.
  • Acted as bankruptcy counsel representing bankruptcy trustee in the Pappas Telecasting, Inc. et al. bankruptcy case filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Acted as special litigation counsel representing the bankruptcy trustee in the bankruptcy case of Solomon Dwek, who engaged in a Ponzi scheme, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Judith H. Wizmur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, 1986-1988

Professional Activities

Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association for the District of New Jersey Bankruptcy Law Section, 2006-2008

Co-Chair, Education Program, Bankruptcy Program for Third Circuit Judicial Conference, April 29, 2006 - May 2, 2006

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

Camden County Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Committee

Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference

New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, former Chair; General Counsel Delegate; First Vice Chair, 2004-2006; Second Vice Chair, 2002-2004; Vice Chair, 2000-2002; Treasurer, 1998-2000; Secretary, 1996-1998

Organization of Insolvency Lawyers of The Third Circuit; Steering Committee, Judicial Conference, Bankruptcy Component, Program Committee, 2005-2006; Co-Chair, Educational-Bankruptcy Program, 2005-2006

Pennsylvania Bar Association

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, Lawyers' Advisory Committee to the Board of Bankruptcy Judges; Subcommittee, Chapter 11 Rules and Chapter 11 Practice and Procedures to Lawyers Advisory Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2007-2013, 2017-2023

Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, Insolvency & Restructuring, Pennsylvania, 2013

Member, Winning Team, U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013
Appointed Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

Lawyers' Advisory Committee, 1997-2000, 2003-2004, 2006-2008

Judicial Merit Selection Committee, 2006

Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Publications

Speaking Engagements

Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, American Bankruptcy Institute, August 2017



Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1986)

Rutgers University (M.P.P. 1981)

Rutgers University (B.A. 1979)


New Jersey

New York


Supreme Court of New Jersey

Supreme Court of New York

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York