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Jerry L. Jensen Appointed Acting U.S. Trustee for Arkansas, Nebraska, and Missouri

For Immediate Release
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Jerry L. Jensen has been appointed by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland as the Acting U.S. Trustee for Arkansas, Nebraska, and Missouri (Region 13) effective Aug. 1, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today. Jensen replaces Daniel J. Casamatta, who is retiring after 35 years of dedicated service to the department, including the last eight years as the Acting U.S. Trustee in Region 13. Under 28 U.S.C. § 585(a), the Attorney General may fill U.S. Trustee vacancies by appointing an Acting U.S. Trustee.

Jensen joined the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) in 1989 as a trial attorney in the Omaha office and was appointed as the Assistant U.S. Trustee there in 2019. He has served important roles both regionally and nationally, including as the Region 13 Appellate Coordinator for many years and as a member of four internal peer review teams charged with assessing field office compliance with USTP standards, policies, and expected levels of performance. He also is active within the District of Nebraska, including representing the USTP on the district’s interagency Bankruptcy Fraud Working Group and the Nebraska Bankruptcy Court Practice Committee and serving as a frequent lecturer at local and regional professional programs. Jensen received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law and his Master of Laws in agricultural law from the University of Arkansas School of Law. 

The USTP 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 USTP has 21 regions and 90 field office locations. Region 13 has offices in Little Rock, Arkansas; Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri; and Omaha, Nebraska. 

Updated August 14, 2023

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Press Release Number: 23-753