Indira J. Cameron-Banks proudly founded Cameron Banks Law in 2021 in order to bring the full weight of her legal and investigative experience to bear on claims and issues that everyday people face in their personal pursuits of truth and justice inside and outside the courtroom. She helps client navigate complex litigation and trials; financial fraud; restitution and asset recovery; civil rights violations; discrimination; government claims & investigations, white collar matters; and victims’ rights.
As an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles for over thirteen years, Indira worked tirelessly for federal crime victims and everyday consumers, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in restitution owed to crime victims and federal penalties. She directed large federal investigations into the fraudulent mortgage lending and securitization practices at the root of the 2008 financial crisis resulting multi-million dollar settlements. Indira’s leadership at the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) led to her appointment on national DOJ working groups focused on financial fraud and financial recovery, internal auditing teams, and as faculty at the DOJ’s national training center. She served as a member of the senior management team in the United States Attorney’s Office as Chief of the Financial Litigation Section and as Special Counsel to the United States Attorney. Indira has investigated, litigated, and resolved civil matters (including financial fraud, constitutional violations, torts, employment discrimination, administrative actions, consumer protection, and immigration), and prosecuted criminal matters (including illegal firearms and drugs, child pornography, assault, identity theft and financial fraud). During the global pandemic, she left her federal appointment to serve the most vulnerable members of our community by assuming direction of a large legal services program serving those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County.
Indira has called Los Angeles her home for over fifteen years, but she began her career in courtrooms across New England defending clients in professional liability, products liability and toxic tort matters. She is a proud graduate of the University of Chicago and of Boston University School of Law. In addition to being licensed to practice in California state and federal courts, she is also currently licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Professionally, Indira remains committed to working towards increasing equal access to justice and the promotion of women in in the legal profession. In addition to volunteering time with Los Angeles Superior Court programs, Indira volunteers on the Board of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Presidential Advisory on Women in the Legal Profession. She also dedicates a portion of her time to representing individuals as part of the federal court’s pro bono panel, and provides strategic legal consulting to nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles.