WASHINGTON - Daniel M. McDermott, U.S. Trustee for Michigan and Ohio (Region 9), has been designated by Attorney General Eric Holder to also serve as the U.S. Trustee for Tennessee and Kentucky (Region 8) for an interim period, effective immediately, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today. He replaces Richard F. Clippard, who retired.
Mr. McDermott was appointed U.S. Trustee for Region 9 in 2008, after heading the Cleveland office of the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) as Assistant U.S. Trustee from 1991 through July 2008. In 1999, Mr. McDermott was recognized with the Director's Award for Management Excellence. Prior to joining the USTP in 1988, Mr. McDermott held positions as a Bankruptcy Administrator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and as a bank officer and assistant counsel.
Mr. McDermott received his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, and his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in Villanova, Pa.
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 8 is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., with additional offices in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn., and Lexington and Louisville, Ky.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees