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Office of Administrative Law Judges and Dispute Resolution                (OALJDR)

June 14, 2013 - FERC’s Dispute Resolution Service to Join Office of Administrative Law Judges News Release

What We Do

  • Resolve contested cases as directed by the Commission effectively, efficiently and expeditiously, either through impartial hearing and decision or through negotiated settlement, ensuring that the rights of all parties are preserved.
  • Conduct fair and impartial investigations as directed by the Commission.
  • Perform various Administrative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures as directed by the Commission, including mediation, arbitration, facilitation, and acting as settlement judge in a neutral, confidential, expeditious and efficient manner, ensuring that all parties are heard to the extent they desire; and
  • Perform ADR functions to bring interested parties engaged in disputes together to promote consensual decision-making and promote the use of ADR.

The Dispute Resolution Division is a neutral unit. The Dispute Resolution Division provides alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services for parties engaged in FERC-related disputes as well as outreach services and training related to ADR. Learn more about Dispute Resolution Division.

OALJDR Organization Chart
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    Office of Administrative Law Judges Organization Chart

Curtis L. Wagner, Jr., Chief Judge
Telephone: 202-502-8500

Bobbie J. McCartney, Deputy Chief Judge
Telephone: 202-502-8534

Deborah Osborne, Director,
Dispute Resolution Service
Telephone: 202-502-8831

FAX: 202-219-3289

888 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20426

Updated: March 16, 2015