ROLE OF THE
U.S. TRUSTEE/BANKRUPTCY ADMINISTRATOR (Page
In a chapter 9 case, the role of the U.S.
trustee (or the bankruptcy administrator in North Carolina or
Alabama)1 is typically more limited than in chapter 11 cases.
Although the U.S. trustee appoints a creditors’ committee, the
U.S. trustee does not examine the debtor at a meeting of creditors
(there is no meeting of creditors), does not have the authority to
move for appointment of a trustee or examiner or for conversion of
the case, and does not supervise the administration of the case.
Further, the U.S. trustee does not monitor the financial
operations of the debtor or review the fees of professionals
retained in the case.