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Linda A. Riffkin

Office of the U.S. Trustee
Assistant United States Trustee, Southern District of New York
New York, NY, USA


LINDA RIFKIN

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant United States Trustee  January 2007 to Present
Southern District of New York
Office of the United States Trustee

  • Representation of the United States Trustee ("UST") in bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, and in appellate courts.
  • Supervision of attorneys and support staff on a day-to-day basis.
  • Implementation of UST program and policy and management directives
  • Training of attorneys in legal skills and trial techniques.
  • Supervision of Chapter 7 and 13 panel trustees.

 



Acting Assistant United States Trustee
  January 2006 - December 2006
Brooklyn Division, Eastern District of New York
Office of the United States Trustee     

  • Representation of the United States Trustee ("UST") in bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, and in appellate courts.
  • Overseeing move of Office in March 2006 from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
  • Supervision of staff of Brooklyn Office on a day-to-day basis.
  • Supervision of Chapter 7 panel trustees.


Trial Attorney
  August 2000 - January 2, 2006
Brooklyn Division, Eastern District of New York
Office of the United States Trustee

  • Representation of the UST in bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York and in appellate courts.


Assistant United States Attorney
  November 1987 - August 2000
Office of the United States Attorney - Civil Division    
Southern District of New York

  • Representation of the United States of America in myriad cases brought in the Southern District of New York and Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Representation of the United States of America, the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Customs Service, and other federal agencies in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Knowledge and use of discovery tools available under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  including depositions, interrogatories and document demands.

Attorney   November 1984 - November 1987
Office of the General Counsel
Department of Health and Human Services

  • Representation of Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") in connection with administrative appeals to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York regarding denials of social security benefits.
  • Assisting with appeals to the United States Court of Appeals to the Second Circuit.
  • Oral argument before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.


Education

New York Law School, New York, NY  J.D., May 1984
Randolph Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA  B.A., 1980; Major in History

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