WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawrence A. Friedman announced that, effective April 30, 2005, he will resign from his position as Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Friedman took office as Director on March 4, 2002.
"Larry has distinguished himself by his unflagging dedication to improving the integrity of America's bankruptcy system, and I thank him for his leadership and service to the Department," Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez stated.
The United States 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. The Program's accomplishments during Friedman's tenure include:
Prior to his appointment as Director, Friedman engaged in private practice of law and served as a panel trustee in the Eastern District of Michigan, where he administered over 10,000 bankruptcy cases.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees