Key Development: Geiger replaces Robert D. Miller Jr., who is retiring after nearly 25 years with the U.S. Trustee Program.
Key Takeaway: Region 18, headquartered in Seattle, has additional offices in Spokane, Wash.; Anchorage, Ala.; Boise, Idaho; Eugene and Portland, Ore.; and Great Falls, Mont.
By Diane Davis
Gail B. Geiger has been appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as Acting U.S. Trustee for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington (Region 18), effective Jan. 5, the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees announced Jan. 4.
Geiger replaces Robert D. Miller Jr., who is retiring after nearly 25 years with the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), including the past two and a half as U.S. Trustee, the EOUST said in a news release.
Region 18 is headquartered in Seattle, with additional offices in Spokane, Wash.; Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Eugene and Portland, Ore.; and Great Falls, Mont.
In October 2011, she was part of a team of USTP employees who received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service for their work on the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement. Other assignments in the USTP have included serving as Acting Assistant U.S. Trustee in Riverside, Calif.; a Trial Attorney in Seattle; and Attorney in Charge in Agana, Guam.
The USTP is the component of the Justice Department that protects the integrity of the bankruptcy system by overseeing case administration and litigating to enforce the bankruptcy laws. The USTP has 21 regions and 95 field offices.
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