WASHINGTON – Daniel J. Casamatta has been appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as Acting U.S. Trustee for Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska (Region 13), effective on January 1, 2015, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced today. Mr. Casamatta replaces Nancy J. Gargula, the U.S. Trustee for Region 10 (Indiana and Central and Southern Illinois), who concurrently has served as the U.S. Trustee for Region 13 since 2006.
Mr. Casamatta has served as the Assistant U.S. Trustee in the Kansas City, Mo., office of the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) since 2008. Prior to that appointment, he served as Assistant U.S. Trustee in Grand Rapids, Mich., for 18 years, and for periods of time was also the Acting Assistant U.S. Trustee in Indianapolis and the Acting Chief of the USTP's National Bankruptcy Training Institute located in the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C. Mr. Casamatta currently leads the USTP's Data Integrity Group to ensure the accuracy and completeness of data in the Program's enforcement reporting systems. Before joining the USTP more than 26 years ago, Mr. Casamatta engaged in the private practice of law in Cleveland, specializing in commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. He received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School in Cleveland, and his undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University.
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 93 field office locations. Region 13 is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., with additional offices in Little Rock, Ark., and Omaha, Neb.
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees