Each of the 21 U.S. regional administrators has an office in each judicial district in the Fiduciary Region, with the exception of Alabama and North Carolina, which are not managed by the U.S. Trustee program, but are called trustees in bankruptcy and perform a function similar to that of U.S. administrators. Acting directors serve by appointing the U.S. attorney in Chapter 7. As a general rule, at the time of bankruptcy proceedings, the acting agent is randomly transferred by a “panel” of qualified persons and is automatically appointed as a “permanent director” after the first meeting of creditors. The United States Executive Office (EOUST) is part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The EOUST is the component of the Department of Justice, which is responsible for the management of bankruptcy proceedings and private agents. EOUST`s responsibility as a senior office that monitors DOJ lawyers who monitor conduct in U.S. bankruptcy courts is similar to that of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) as the DOJ`s chief prosecutor. The current director of the office is Clifford J.
White III  The U.S. Attorney`s Office is organizing the first meeting of creditors in a Chapter 11 case. Most chapters 11 do not require the appointment of an agent: however, in cases that do, the U.S. attorney oversees the processing of the case by the designated agent and may, quite rightly, request the withdrawal or replacement of the agent. However, the U.S. agent should not act as an agent in Chapter 11. With the creditors` committees, the U.S. attorney acts as the principal “guardian” to ensure compliance with bankruptcy law in cases where no agent has been appointed. In addition to the 21 U.S. administrators, the program is managed by the Executive Office for U.S.
Trustees (EOUST), based in Washington, D.C. and 95 field offices. The U.S. attorney is the federal official responsible for enforcing U.S. bankruptcy law. If, for any reason, all panel directors and/or permanent directors are disqualified or are unable to provide a service, the U.S. agent may act as an agent in a given case, in accordance with Chapters 7, 12 or 13. It`s very rare. Due to the relative frequency of Chapter 12 discharge applications (family debt adjustment), directors are generally appointed ad hoc in these cases. Accountants within the agent`s office review all debtors` applications and in all cases control fiduciary and legal fees.