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.
- 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.
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
Rutgers University (M.P.P. 1981)
Rutgers University (B.A. 1979)
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