WASHINGTON, D.C. - William T. Neary, United States Trustee for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas (Region 6), will also serve as United States Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin (Region 11) for an interim period, the United States Trustee Program announced today. Neary will assume his new duties on January 23, 2006. He will replace Ira Bodenstein, who is resigning as U.S. Trustee for Region 11 to return to the private practice of law.
Since 1986, Neary has been the U.S. Trustee for Region 6, which has offices in Dallas and Tyler, Texas. Neary has previously served as the U.S. Trustee in other regions for interim periods during temporary vacancies. He received his law degree in 1982 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and his undergraduate degree in 1979 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
The U.S. 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 has 21 regions and 95 field offices. Region 11 is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees