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American College of Bankruptcy’s Oral History Collection

The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Its Fellows include: Commercial Bankruptcy Attorneys, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Corporate Turnaround Specialists, United States Trustees, Bankruptcy Trustees, Investment Bankers, Insolvency Accountants, Law Professors, Judges, Government Officials, Appraisers, and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community. With the National Bankruptcy Archives, the ACB has developed and funded various digital programs such as oral history panels and programs.

An Early History of the United States Trustee Program: Three Pioneers Reflect

Introduction

 An Early History of the United States Trustee Program: Three Pioneers Reflect, is an oral history panel filmed at the University of Pennsylvania, on May 29, 2012. Moderated by Hon. Jean K. FitzSimon, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the participants discuss the challenges that faced the program when it began, including varying degrees of acceptance by the judiciary and the bar, and how the program met those challenges. Panelists are Richard L. Levine, the first director and counsel of the Executive Office for United States Trustees; Irving H. Picard, the first U.S. Trustee appointed for the Southern District of New York (1979-1982); and Francis P. Dicello, the first U.S. Trustee for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia (1979-1982).

 Funding

 This program was developed and funded by the American College of Bankruptcy for donation to the National Bankruptcy Archives at the Biddle Law Library of the University of Pennsylvania

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Index

Murphy, Pat, 2011 September 20.

Quittner, Arnold, 2011 October 28.

Shapiro, Ray, 2012 April 8.

Smith, Gerald K., 2012 September 6.

Oral Histories

Murphy, Pat, 2011 September 20. 

Audio & transcript coming soon!

Quittner, Arnold, 2011 October 28.

Transcript (PDF)

Shapiro, Ray, 2012 April 8.

Transcript (PDF)

Smith, Gerald K., 2012, September 6.

Audio coming soon!

Transcript (PDF)

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