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Kevin M. Epstein to Serve as the U.S. Trustee for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas for Interim Period

For Immediate Release
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Kevin M. Epstein, the U.S. Trustee for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas (Region 7), has been designated by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland to serve for an interim period as the U.S. Trustee for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas (Region 6) effective July 1, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today. Epstein replaces William T. Neary, who is retiring after a distinguished 40-year career with the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP).  Under 28 U.S.C. § 585(b), the Attorney General may fill U.S. Trustee vacancies by designating an incumbent U.S. Trustee to serve in a second region.

Epstein is a 24-year veteran of the USTP who was appointed as the U.S. Trustee for Region 7 on Jan. 1, 2021. 

“Mr. Epstein has a wealth of experience that will maintain stability during this transition, and I know he will bring the same energy and leadership to this additional role in Region 6 as he has brought to Region 7,” said USTP Director Tara Twomey. “On behalf of the USTP, I extend my deepest gratitude to Mr. Neary for the integral role he has played in the development of the USTP throughout his career, from the early pilot days to today, not only within Region 6 but nationally.  His legacy of excellence and service will continue on.”

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 6 has offices in Dallas and Tyler, Texas. 

Updated August 14, 2023

Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 23-657