Caroline R. Djang

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Irvine, CA


At a Glance

Caroline has extensive experience representing various creditors, trustees, debtors and committees in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. She is an at-large member of the Ninth Circuit Conference Executive Committee and the secretary/treasurer of the Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section.  Caroline is a Subchapter V Small Business Chapter 11 Trustee.


Caroline R. Djang is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Business practice group. She is the chief bankruptcy counsel and leads the firm's Bankruptcy practice. Caroline practices in the areas of insolvency, bankruptcy and litigation. Caroline counsels her creditor clients on the best strategies for pursuing and collecting debts within the bounds of bankruptcy law and realistically advises them on their prospects for recovery. She also helps her clients in financial distress to understand their options.

Prior to joining BB&K, Caroline was a partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Before entering private practice, Caroline was a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for seven years, clerking for U.S. Bankruptcy Judges Ellen Carroll, Vincent P. Zurzolo, Sheri Bluebond and Richard M. Neiter.

Caroline is an Orange County native and an avid Angels fan. She is admitted to practice in all of the U.S. District Courts in California.


-Southern California Super Lawyers, 2017-2021

-Southern California Super Lawyers Orange County Top 50, 2021

-The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization, 2020-2021

-Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year in Irvine, Best Lawyers®, 2020

-Central District of California Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit

Judicial Conference, 2014–2017; At-Large Member of the Conference Executive Committee, 2017-2020

-Up-and-Coming 25: 2015 Orange County Rising Stars

-Up-and-Coming 50: 2015 Women Southern California Rising Stars

-Up-and-Coming 100: 2015 Southern California Rising Stars

-Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

-Top Attorneys, 2014, 2015 (10.0 Avvo ranking) OC Metro Magazine Orange County Register’s

-Lawyers of Color’s Inaugural Hot List (Western Region), 2013


Loyola Law School, J.D.

University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

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