WASHINGTON, D.C. Maureen Tighe, United States Trustee for the Central District of California (Region 16), is also serving for an interim period as United States Trustee for the Southern District of California, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands (Region 15), effective April 15, 2002, it was announced by Lawrence Friedman, Director of the Executive Office for United States Trustees.
Tighe replaced Brenda Moody Whinery, the U.S. Trustee for Arizona (Region 14), who has served in the two regions since the former U.S. Trustee for Region 15 resigned.
Tighe has been the U.S. Trustee for the Central District of California since March 1998. Immediately before joining the Program, she was Deputy Chief of the Major Frauds Section in the Los Angeles office of the United States Attorney. Tighe received a Juris Doctor with high honors in 1984 from Rutgers Law School, Newark, N.J., and a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors in 1979 from Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Justice Department that oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases nationwide and intervenes in court to enforce the bankruptcy laws. Region 15 is headquartered in San Diego, with an additional office in Honolulu.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees