THE U.S. TRUSTEE'S ROLE IN CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY CASES

Office of the United States Trustee, Region 2

 

The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Department of Justice that works to ensure the integrity of the bankruptcy system and intervenes in bankruptcy cases to uphold the bankruptcy laws.

The Program consists of an Executive Office for U.S. Trustees in Washington, D.C., as well as 21 regional U.S. Trustee Offices and 94 field offices that operate in all federal judicial districts except those located in Alabama and North Carolina.

Generally, the duties of the U.S. Trustee in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case are set forth in 28 U.S.C. 586. They include the following: