WASHINGTON – William K. Harrington has been appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as U.S. Trustee for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island (Region 1), and he will assume his duties on November 8, 2010, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today. Mr. Harrington replaces John P. Fitzgerald, who has served as Acting U.S. Trustee for Region 1 since March 2010.
Mr. Harrington has served since October 2008 as the Assistant U.S. Trustee in Wilmington, Del., after joining the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) as a trial attorney in March 2004. He has significant experience in the oversight of complex chapter 11 cases. Prior to joining the USTP, Mr.Harrington practiced law in a large regional law firm concentrating on bankruptcy, corporate and commercial litigation matters. Before attending law school, he worked as a senior accountant for an investment management firm in Boston.
Mr. Harrington received a law degree from Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pa., and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.
The U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) 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. The USTP has 21 regions and 95 field offices. Region 1 is headquartered in Boston, with additional offices in Worcester, Mass.; Manchester, N.H.; Portland, Maine; and Providence, R.I.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees