WASHINGTON – August Landis has been appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as Acting U.S. Trustee for Northern and Eastern California and Nevada (Region 17), effective July 18, 2010, the Executive Office for United States Trustees announced today. Mr. Landis replaces Sara L. Kistler, who previously served as Acting U.S. Trustee for Region 17.
Mr. Landis joined the U.S. Trustee Program in July 2005, and has served as the Assistant U.S. Trustee in the Las Vegas office since that time. Immediately prior to his appointment as Acting U.S. Trustee, Mr. Landis also served as Acting Associate General Counsel for Chapter 11 Practice in the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees. Before joining the U.S. Trustee Program, Mr.Landis practiced law in Des Moines for 18 years, specializing in commercial litigation and bankruptcy practice. He received his law degree from Drake University Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa.
The U.S. Trustee Program is the component of the Justice Department that protects the integrity of the bankruptcy system by overseeing case administration and litigating to enforce the bankruptcy laws. Region 17 is headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Las Vegas and Reno.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees