Who is the United States Trustee? What is the function of the U.S. Trustee?
The Office of the U.S. Trustee is an Executive Branch agency that is part of the Department of Justice.
The U.S. Trustee is responsible for appointing trustees to administer bankruptcy cases and setting the First Meeting of Creditors (S341 Meetings) dates and times. The staff also monitors the bankruptcy cases to see if bankruptcy fraud has occurred. They are prohibited from providing legal advice.