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April 5, 2022

AIS Announces Hiring of Former Director of United States Trustee Program

HOUSTON, Texas (April 5, 2022) – AIS, a Texas-based FinTech and leading provider of technology-driven default servicing solutions, today announced the hiring of Cliff White as Managing Director, Bankruptcy Compliance.

“Cliff White has been the Justice Department official in charge of bankruptcy enforcement under Attorneys General of both political parties and during times of great change in the bankruptcy law,” said Blake Hogan, President of AIS. “He will bring his unique knowledge and organizational skills to assist our clients in effectively administering their portfolios of default loans and implementing systems that meet the highest standards of excellence and legal compliance.”

For 17 years, White led the United States Trustee Program (USTP), the Department of Justice’s “watchdog” of the bankruptcy system. He retired on March 31st, after 42 years of federal service.

Among White’s significant accomplishments as Director of the USTP are the following:

  • Implemented key provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 that substantially revamped consumer and business bankruptcy practices and the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 which streamlined the bankruptcy process for smaller companies.

  • Retooled USTP operations in headquarters and its 90 field offices to carry out new laws and to address emerging compliance and enforcement challenges.

  • Launched civil enforcement initiatives to ensure compliance by debtors and creditors who violated bankruptcy law; cracked down on attorney misconduct, including conflicts of interest; promulgated new attorney fees guidelines to promote market-based billing practices; and designed effective strategies to ensure greater accountability by management of companies in chapter 11.
Most recently, Mr. White led litigation efforts in bankruptcy cases involving the opioid crisis, challenging impermissible third-party releases that shield alleged wrong-doers and other parties who are ineligible for bankruptcy relief.

“Over decades of service in the Department of Justice, I have had a bird’s eye view of the bankruptcy system where I ensured that both debtors and creditors complied with the bankruptcy laws,” said White. “After a fulfilling federal career, I am excited to join the AIS team in bringing their data, technology, and business systems expertise to financial institutions and lenders to enhance both efficiency and regulatory compliance.”
 
He will officially join AIS on May 2, 2022. 

About AIS

AIS is a Texas-based FinTech firm offering technology, talent, and data analytics to support Operations and IT functions within the financial services sector. We are committed to lowering costs, improving quality, and delivering faster results for our clients. Our insights, software robotics and workforce solutions drive the day-to-day work so our clients can focus on growing their business. We review client processes, eliminate non-value adds, and streamline productivity. We build financial and legal technology to automate and optimize workforce performance. We recruit, train, and manage highly skilled human resources to meet staff augmentation needs. We serve a variety of industries including banking, automotive finance, credit card, mortgage, insurance, and telecommunications.
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AIS Info.
This story was originally published at AIS Info.