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Executive Office for United States Trustees
For Immediate Release
July 12, 1999

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attorney General Janet Reno reappointed two United States Trustees to five-year terms to oversee the administration of bankruptcy cases. The United States Trustee Program is an arm of the Justice Department that monitors the integrity of the bankruptcy system. It is divided into 21 regions, each headed by a United States Trustee.

W. Clarkson McDow Jr. was reappointed United States Trustee in Region 4, which includes South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The principal office for Region 4 is located in Columbia, S.C.

Linda Ekstrom Stanley was reappointed United States Trustee in Region 17, which includes the Northern and Eastern Districts of California as well as Nevada. Region 17's principal office is located in San Francisco.

Stanley will take a leave of absence from August 9, 1999, to May 31, 2000, to participate in the Master in Public Administration Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. During that time, Region 16 United States Trustee Maureen Tighe will also serve as United States Trustee for Region 17. Tighe's region encompasses the Central District of California.

McDow's and Stanley's reappointments took effect June 26.

Biographical Information

McDow has served as Region 4 United States Trustee since June 1994. Previously, he engaged in private practice in South Carolina, after serving for two years in the United States Army. He is a past recipient of the South Carolina Bar's award for pro bono lawyer of the year. McDow received his Juris Doctor in 1969 from the University of South Carolina Law School in Columbia, S.C., and his Bachelor's degree from The Citadel in 1966.

Stanley has served as Region 17 United States Trustee since June 1994. For 18 years prior to her appointment, she was in private practice specializing in bankruptcy in San Francisco, the last 10 as a partner in a law firm. She also served on the California State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners. Stanley received her Juris Doctor in 1976 from Wake Forest Law School in Winston-Salem, N.C. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Smith College in 1955 and a Master's degree in History from Yale University the following year.


Linda Ekstrom Stanley
United States Trustee, Region 17
(415) 705-3300

W.Clarkson McDow
United States Trustee, Region 4
(803) 806-3001

Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
(202) 305-7411


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