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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Nancy J. Gargula to Serve as U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Nancy J. Gargula, the U.S. Trustee for Indiana and the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois (Region 10), has been designated by Attorney General William P. Barr also to serve for an interim period as the U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21) beginning today, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced.  Ms. Gargula replaces Daniel M. McDermott, who has served as interim U.S. Trustee in the region since January 2018.  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. 

“As a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Trustee Program, Ms. Gargula is well positioned to assume responsibility for one of the Program’s largest regions,” said USTP Director Cliff White.  “Her knowledge and experience will serve the region well.”

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 USTP has 21 regions and 90 field office locations.  Region 21 is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Macon and Savannah, Georgia; Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Topic(s): 
Bankruptcy
Press Release Number: 
19-445
Updated April 30, 2019