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Chairman appoints Philip Clarke Baten as new Administrative Law Judge

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff has announced the appointment of Judge Philip Clarke Baten as a FERC Administrative Law Judge.

Since 2005, Judge Baten has been an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals at the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, Judge Baten was in private practice for nearly 23 years, developing extensive experience in criminal and civil litigation.

Judge Baten also served in a number of administrative and analytical positions at Howard University from 1973 to 1982. A Vietnam veteran, Judge Baten attained the rank of Captain in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded the Bronze Star.

"Judge Baten brings to FERC broad experience in government, academics and the private sector, and will be a welcome addition to the FERC Administrative Law Judge corps," FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said.

Chief FERC Administrative Law Judge Curtis Wagner stated, "I am delighted to have Judge Baten as a member of our team. I feel that his extensive trial experience will be a real asset in meeting our mission accomplishments."

Judge Baten is a 1980 graduate of Virginia's George Mason Law School and graduated with distinction in the upper 10 percent of his class. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in political science from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Judge Baten belongs to the District of Columbia Bar, Federal Bar Association and Washington Bar Association.

Judge Baten resides in Washington, D.C.

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