U.S. Trustee Program, U.S. Department of Justice

The United States Trustee Program (USTP) is a litigating component of the Department of Justice whose mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders—debtors, creditors, and the public. In its legislative history, the USTP is called the “watchdog” of the bankruptcy system. The USTP carries out administrative, regulatory, and enforcement responsibilities covering about 1.5 million ongoing bankruptcy cases annually. Among other things, the USTP: appoints and oversees about 1,400 private trustees who administer cases, liquidate assets, and distribute an average of nearly $10 billion annually to creditors; prescribes financial reporting for trustees, consumer debtors, and corporations seeking reorganization; and approves approximately 200 credit counselors and debtor education providers to offer pre-filing and pre-discharge services to individuals. Annually, the USTP takes more than 30,000 formal and informal civil enforcement actions against debtors, creditors, professionals, and other parties with a potential monetary impact of about $1 billion. Additionally, it makes more than 2,000 criminal referrals to its law enforcement partners and may assist in prosecutions. The USTP consists of an Executive Office, 21 regions, and 90 field office locations. Staff appear in about 275 bankruptcy courts and preside over statutory meetings of creditors held in every bankruptcy case in about 400 locations. The USTP employs about 1,000 staff, including attorneys, financial analysts, and other professional and support personnel.

Aug 29, 2022
Full time
$114,300 - $173,700 yearly
U.S. Trustee Program, U.S. Department of Justice 10 BROAD STREET ROOM 105 UTICA, NY 13501
Job Description:  The Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the Utica, NY  field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed in the the Utica, Syracuse and Binghamton Divisions of the Northern District of New York. As the Assistant United States Trustee, the typical duties include the following: Manage and oversee the administration of the field office, including all bankruptcy cases filed in the judicial district served by the office; Advise and partner with the Executive Office and the United States Trustee on policy questions, legal issues of national importance arising in cases, and other significant matters to enhance the Program’s mission locally, and help develop and implement policies and strategies designed to faithfully execute a uniform application of bankruptcy law; Supervise and manage a staff of trial attorneys, auditors, paralegals, and support staff, including...
Aug 29, 2022
Full time
$114,300 - $173,700 yearly
U.S. Trustee Program, U.S. Department of Justice 53 Pleasant View Avenue suite 2300, Concord, NH 03301, USA
Job Description:  The Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the Concord, NH field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed in the District of New Hampshire. As the Assistant United States Trustee, the typical duties include the following: Manage and oversee the administration of the field office, including all bankruptcy cases filed in the judicial district served by the office; Advise and partner with the Executive Office and the United States Trustee on policy questions, legal issues of national importance arising in cases, and other significant matters to enhance the Program’s mission locally, and help develop and implement policies and strategies designed to faithfully execute a uniform application of bankruptcy law; Supervise and manage a staff of trial attorneys, auditors, paralegals, and support staff, including assigning and monitoring work at the office and regional...
Aug 29, 2022
Full time
$126,233 - $176,300 yearly
U.S. Trustee Program, U.S. Department of Justice 441 G STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20530
Job Description:  The EOUST, OGC, is seeking an attorney experienced in complex civil appellate litigation or complex civil litigation to provide expert legal advice and litigate complex civil appeals before federal appellate courts across the nation. The incumbent will serve as a civil appellate expert and will use his or her expertise to help OGC litigate roughly 100 appellate matters annually. Periodically, the incumbent will brief constitutional issues before federal trial courts. The incumbent will also craft administrative decisions. Responsibilities As a Trial Attorney (Appellate), GS-0905-15, duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Serving as a member of a cohesive and collegial team of experienced civil appellate attorneys based in OGC and reporting to the Associate General Counsel for Appellate Practice. Litigating complex and important civil bankruptcy appeals across the nation. Litigating constitutional matters before trial...