11 U.S. Code § 701. Interim trustee
The House amendment deletes section 701(d) of the Senate amendment. It is anticipated that the Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure will require the appointment of an interim trustee at the earliest practical moment in commodity broker bankruptcies, but no later than noon of the day after the date of the filing of the petition, due to the volatility of such cases.
This section requires the court to appoint an interim trustee. The appointment must be made from the panel of private trustees established and maintained by the Director of the Administrative Office under proposed 28 U.S.C. 604(e).
Subsection (a) requires the appointment of an interim trustee to be made promptly after the order for relief, unless a trustee is already serving in the case, such as before a conversion from a reorganization to a liquidation case.
Subsection (b) specifies that the appointment of an interim trustee expires when the permanent trustee is elected or designated under section 702.
Subsection (c) makes clear that an interim trustee is a trustee in a case under the bankruptcy code.
Subsection (d) provides that in a commodity broker case where speed is essential the interim trustee must be appointed by noon of the business day immediately following the order for relief.
1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–554 designated existing provisions as par. (1), substituted “the United States trustee shall appoint” for “the court shall appoint”, “586(a)(1)” for “604(f)”, “that is serving” for “that was serving”, and added par. (2).