WASHINGTON - Henry G. Hobbs Jr. has been appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as Acting U.S. Trustee for Louisiana and Mississippi (Region 5), effective immediately, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today. Mr. Hobbs replaces R. Michael Bolen, who retired after 22 years of service with the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP).
Mr. Hobbs has headed the USTP's office in Austin, Texas, as Assistant U.S. Trustee since 1992. From 2005 to 2007, he was detailed to the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees in Washington, D.C., as Acting Chief of the USTP's new Credit Counseling and Debtor Education (CCDE) Unit. In 2006 Mr. Hobbs received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service along with several others who helped develop the CCDE Unit. Before joining the USTP, Mr. Hobbs engaged in the private practice of law for 11 years in Shreveport, La. He received his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, La., and his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
The 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. Region 5 is headquartered in New Orleans, La., with additional offices in Shreveport, La., and Jackson, Miss.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees