A veteran trial lawyer, Allan Diamond focuses his practice on high-stakes complex litigation primarily serving the business and financial interests of clients throughout the world. He has guided clients through many of the largest corporate financial fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases in history, typically involving fraudulent schemes that make headlines around the globe, witnesses and evidence scattered across several countries and multiple related legal proceedings both in the U.S. and abroad.
Allan is one of the world’s most sought-after lawyers for investigating corporate fraud and holding individuals and entities accountable for plunging a company into insolvency or other financial distress. He has helped clients resolve complex insolvency-related clawback litigation involving every claim and fraudulent scheme imaginable, ranging from breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of corporate assets, fraudulent transfers and Ponzi schemes to breach of contract, money laundering and malpractice committed by auditors, lawyers and financial advisors. Allan and his team of lawyers are adept at following the money via accounting and legal forensics, asking the questions, “Where did the money go, who was responsible for it and was there any wrongdoing?”
With his extraordinary skill set and comprehensive understanding of the most complex business arrangements and claims, Allan has the versatility to take the lead on any domestic or international dispute involving billion-dollar-plus amounts and challenging issues, including all types of complex commercial litigation or arbitration covering the following areas: financial and banking, technology and IP enforcement, healthcare, real estate, energy and defense of environmental actions brought by the EPA and state regulatory agencies.
Always exploring creative ways for clients’ legal departments to align their core values with those of their companies and protect the bottom line, Allan designed Diamond McCarthy’s Affirmative Recovery Program, which enables large and mid-size companies to turn their legal departments into profit centers. The firm helps clients build and pursue a portfolio of claims that generate substantial revenue through affirmative recovery, including brand protection, IP enforcement, insurance coverage and claims against third parties for breach of contract and other unlawful conduct – all on a contingency fee basis at no cost to the client.
A leading authority on trial practice and procedures, Allan is in high demand worldwide as a presenter to the judiciary and seasoned lawyers on a variety of topics, including the strategic considerations involved in preparing a complex case for trial, effective jury selection techniques, procedures for admitting scientific evidence at trial, plus many more. He is also an advisor to the Uniform Law Commission section on fraudulent transfers.
Allan is an active and committed leader in domestic and international bar associations, as well as various centers and consortia for legal studies throughout the U.S. and Europe.