- A Justice Department officer who supervises bankruptcy cases, trustees, estates, creditors' committees, fee applications, plans, and disclosure statements
- The U.S. Trustee played a vital role in overseeing the corporate bankruptcy case.
- In the case of personal bankruptcy, the U.S. Trustee monitored the repayment plan closely.
- The U.S. Trustee ensured that the estate was divided fairly among the creditors.