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DISCOVER NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. JOIN THE DIVERSE GROUP OF PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK IN BANKRUPTCY ADMINISTRATION.
USE YOUR LEGAL OR BUSINESS SKILLS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF BANKRUPTCY CASES WHETHER BY HELPING A DEBTOR COMPLETE A REPAYMENT PLAN, DEVISING A STRATEGY TO SALVAGE A FAILING BUSINESS, OR DETECTING POTENTIAL CIVIL OR CRIMINAL FRAUD.
Expand your professional network by becoming a part of this diverse group of talented men and women with expertise in a variety or areas including law, business, insurance, real estate, management, and administration.
These professional are not government employees. Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 trustees are private individuals appointed by the United States Trustee. Other professionals may be appointed by the Court or employed by bankruptcy trustees in particular cases.
Your knowledge and experience may qualify you for the following opportunities in bankruptcy case administration:
- Chapter 7 trustees collect, liquidate, and distribute assets in consumer and business liquidation proceedings.
- Chapter 12 and 13 trustees preside over repayment plans filed by family farmers and by individuals with regular income.
- Chapter 11 trustees and examiners are appointed by the United States Trustee to manage or investigate businesses that are reorganizing.
- Attorneys are hired by trustees to negotiate with creditors and file lawsuits to recover money for bankruptcy estates.
- Accountants analyze and reconstruct debtors' books and records, and prepare tax returns for bankruptcy estates.
- Appraisers advise trustees on the value of assets contained in bankruptcy estates.
- Auctioneers conduct public auctions of bankruptcy estate assets.
- Real estate brokers find buyers for real property included in bankruptcy estates.
- Industry specialists advise in cases dealing with particular issues such as telecommunications, health care services, or oil and gas leases.
For information about trustee recruitment and other bankruptcy opportunities for professionals, see our web site at www.usdoj.gov/ust.
The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Justice Department that works to ensure the integrity of the bankruptcy system across the nation.
The United States Trustee's duties include appointing and supervising the private trustees who administer bankruptcy cases under Chapter 7, 12, and 13; reviewing bankruptcy cases for fraud and abuse, and referring criminal matters to United States Attorneys for prosecution; and monitoring the progress of Chapter 11 business reorganization cases.
The United States Trustee Program was created as a pilot program in 1978. Congress expanded the Program eight years later, and it now operates in all states except North Carolina and Alabama. The Program has 21 regions and 94 field offices.
BE ONE OF THE TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR WHO HELP SAFEGUARD THE INTEGRITY OF THE BANKRUPTCY SYSTEM AND PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF DEBTORS AND CREDITORS.
Please visit our web site at www.usdoj.gov/ust for office phone numbers and addresses.
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