The Bankruptcy Administrator Program is the counterpart to the United States Trustee program and operates in six federal judicial districts in Alabama and North Carolina. The Bankruptcy Administrator operates as a non-judicial independent officer of the Judiciary with a full time staff and is completely independent of the bankruptcy and district courts and the clerks of those courts. The Bankruptcy Administrator oversees the administration of estates and supervises trustees and other estate fiduciaries in bankruptcy cases. Some of the duties of the Bankruptcy Administrator include:
- Supervision of all bankruptcy trustees.
- Supervision of all chapter 11 debtors.
- Referral of suspected criminal activities to the U.S. Attorney and FBI for investigation.
- Appearance in bankruptcy, district and circuit courts on issues in bankruptcy cases.
- Review and respond to all requests for professional employment and compensation.
- Review and move for dismissal of all cases of substantial abuse of the bankruptcy system.