Michael G. D’Alba

Senior Counsel

Michael G. D’Alba joined LNBYG in May 2024 as Senior Counsel. He represents Chapter 7 trustees in investigations and avoidance actions, including on appeal. His practice extends to representing partition referees, receivers, judgment creditors, and debtors in possession in litigation matters.

Prior to joining LNBYG, Mr. D’Alba practiced at a bankruptcy law firm in Los Angeles for 14 years. His experience there included representing the receiver of a Ponzi scheme in avoiding and recovering transfers and liquidating other assets; prevailing for the trustee on appeal when a transferee argued that a one-year statute of limitations under state law should apply over a two-year statute of limitations under bankruptcy law; avoiding unequal property settlement agreements that were followed by bankruptcy; enforcing the discharge injunction on behalf of reorganized debtors, obtaining monetary sanctions; collecting judgments, including by judicial foreclosure; and selling by auction the intellectual property assets of a defunct media enterprise. During this time, he authored Non-filing Spouses, Homestead Exemptions, and Voidable Transactions, 34 CAL. BANKR. J. 77 (2017), and Based on What? Trustee Compensation Scenarios Under Section 326 of the Bankruptcy Code, 35 CAL. BANKR. J. 339 (2021) (Brad D. Krasnoff, co-author).

Mr. D’Alba is a member of the Financial Lawyers Conference, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, and the Century City Bar Association. He has participated in the James T. King Bankruptcy Inn of Court and volunteered for Public Counsel’s bankruptcy pro bono program.

Upon graduating from Princeton University and Rutgers University School of Law, Mr. D’Alba practiced in the commercial litigation department of a New Jersey law firm, which included representing Chapter 11 debtors in the residential real estate development industry.