The Department of Justice has selected a Texas attorney to be trustee of Howrey’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Allan Diamond, the Houston-based managing partner of litigation boutique Diamond McCarthy, will be in charge of the administration of the bankruptcy, according to court documents filed Friday afternoon.

Acting U.S. Trustee August Landis said in court documents that Diamond was selected with the help of 16 attorneys, including Thomas Willoughby, the Sacramento attorney for the unsecured creditors committee; East Coast counsel for Citibank, Kelley Cornish; and S.F. attorneys Christopher Sullivan, representing creditors Advanced Discovery and other companies, and William McGrane, representing Matura Farrington Staffing Services Inc.