MID-SOUTH COMMERCIAL LAW INSTITUTE FACULTY
BETH ROBERTS DERRICK
BETH ROBERTS DERRICK was appointed June 6, 1988 as the Assistant U.S. Trustee in charge of the Middle District of Tennessee. She has also served as the Acting Assistant United States Trustee in the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee. Ms. Derrick received the U.S. Trustee Program Special Act of Service Award for her work on Chapter 7 Policies and she was nominated by the Executive Office for the U.S. Trustees for the U.S. Attorney General's award for her work as manager of the Nashville office. She served as a member of the United States Trustee Chapter 7 Subcommittee, Information Technology Advisory Group, Chapter 13 Trustee Review Team and the internal evaluation team which reviews the performance of U.S. Trustee regions across the country and reports to the Executive Office of the U.S. Trustees. She currently serves on the Data Integrity Group which is responsible for assuring the accuracy of USTP civil and criminal data reports which are provided to Congress. She has been a contributing writer to U.S. Trustee manuals and policy statements. Ms. Derrick is a member of the American Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association and is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. She is a past chair of the bankruptcy committee of the Nashville Bar Association and she served as a director of the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute from 1999-2004, and as its President in 2002. Ms. Derrick received her B.S. degree in business administration and her J.D. from the University of Tennessee. She clerked for bankruptcy judges Paul E. Jennings and Keith M. Lundin. Prior to becoming an Assistant U.S. Trustee, Ms. Derrick was in private practice, specializing in commercial law and chapter 11 reorganizations.