The Bankruptcy Trustee
When you file for bankrupcy, the U.S. Trustee's Office will appoint a bankrutcy trustee to your case (sometimes called the case trustee). The trustee's duties differ somewhat depending on whether you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. But in all cases, the trustee will review your bankruptcy forms, look for signs of fraud or other issues, conduct the meeting of creditors (also called the 341 meeting), and manage your bankruptcy estate.