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PUBLIC NOTICE--Chapter 13 Standing Trustee position

Release Date: 
September 12, 2017



The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a standing trustee to administer cases filed under chapter 13 of the bankruptcy code.   The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, including Manhattan, White Plains, and Poughkeepsie.  Standing trustees receive compensation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 586(e)(1)(A). 

The minimum qualifications for appointment are set forth in 28 C.F.R § 58.4.  To be eligible for appointment, an applicant must possess strong administrative, financial and interpersonal skills.  Management, fiduciary, and bankruptcy experience is desirable but not mandatory.

A successful applicant will be required to undergo a background check and must qualify to be bonded.  Although standing trustees are not federal employees, appointments are made consistent with federal Equal Opportunity policies, which prohibit discrimination in employment.  All resumes should be received on or before September 22, 2017.

Please email resumes to Assistant United States Trustee Lisa M. Penpraze at

Resumes may be sent by regular mail:

Lisa M. Penpraze

Assistant United States Trustee

Office of the United States Trustee

74 Chapel St., Suite 200

Albany, NY 12207