WASHINGTON – William K. Harrington, the U.S. Trustee for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island (Region 1), has been designated by Attorney General Eric Holder also to serve as the U.S. Trustee for New York, Connecticut and Vermont (Region 2), effective on November 27, 2013, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today. Mr. Harrington replaces Tracy Hope Davis, who has been appointed U.S. Trustee for Northern and Eastern California and Nevada (Region 17).
“The U.S. Trustee Program is tremendously fortunate to have Bill Harrington able to step in to serve as U.S. Trustee for this extremely significant region,” stated Clifford J. White III, Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees. “Bill has many years of experience in the oversight of complex chapter 11 reorganizations, including as head of our office in Wilmington, Delaware, and he was a leader in the development of the updated chapter 11 attorneys’ fee guidelines that we issued in June.”
Mr. Harrington has served as U.S. Trustee for Region 1 since October 2010. Prior to that appointment, he served for two years as the Assistant U.S. Trustee in Wilmington, Del., after joining the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) in March 2004 as a Trial Attorney. Previously, 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 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 2 is headquartered in New York City with additional offices in Albany, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Central Islip, Rochester and Utica, N.Y., and New Haven, Conn.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees