Who is the United States Trustee? What is the function of the U.S. Trustee?

The Office of the U.S. Trustee is an Executive Branch agency that is part of the Department of Justice. The U.S. Trustee is responsible for appointing trustees to administer bankruptcy cases and scheduling meetings of creditors. The U.S. Trustee also monitors bankruptcy cases to see if bankruptcy fraud has occurred. The U.S. Trustee's office is prohibited from providing legal advice.