About FERC Directory of Judges
Judge John P. Dring
Judge John Dring is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1979), and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S.F.S 1974). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967-1971.
Judge Dring was sworn in as an Administrative Law Judge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in November 2005. Prior to joining the FERC, Judge Dring served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration.
Prior to his appointment as a judge, he supervised and managed the review process of appellant cases filed with the U.S.D.A. National Appeals Division. Judge Dring also has 15 years experience with an interstate natural gas pipeline company. He began his federal government career as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate.