The United States Trustee Program (USTP)―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―is seeking an attorney with senior level management experience for appointment as the United States Trustee for Region 7 (Southern and Western Districts of Texas). The region has offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas.
The United States Trustee serves as the region’s chief legal officer and management official. Among the key duties are:
- Overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases filed under chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code;
- Directing the region’s civil enforcement activities to address violations of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules;
- Developing an effective criminal referral program and partnering with law enforcement to support the investigation and prosecution of bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related crimes;
- Appointing, overseeing, and evaluating the activities of private trustees who handle the day-to-day administration of cases;
- Overseeing litigation in chapter 11 cases to ensure compliance with the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, including as they relate to professional employment, conflicts of interest, professional and executive compensation, and financial accountability;
- Managing professional and support staff, and creating a culture that values human resources and the contributions necessary to maintaining a mission-driven focus;
- Fostering productive relationships with the USTP’s leadership team, as well as private trustees, bankruptcy judges, bankruptcy clerks’ offices, and bankruptcy professionals within the region; and
- Serving as the USTP’s representative to both the local and national bankruptcy communities.
Applicants must hold a J.D. degree from an accredited law school; be an active member of the bar; have at least 10 years of legal experience; and have senior level management experience at either a law firm or within the corporate or public sector. In addition, the most desirable candidates will possess:
- Extensive experience analyzing complex legal problems in bankruptcy practice;
- Excellent academic and professional credentials;
- Superior oral and written communication skills;
- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
- Sound judgment;
- Experience in promoting a culture of high performance; and
- Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Additional information and instructions on how to apply for this position can be found on the United States Trustee Program’s Website at: https://www.justice.gov/ust/file/region7_job_annoucement.pdf/download. The deadline for applications is August 16, 2020.