About FERC Directory of Judges
Chief Law Judge Carmen A. Cintron
Judge Carmen A. Cintron was named Chief Judge on October 21, 2016, prior to that she was Acting Chief Judge since December 7, 2015. Judge Cintron has been at FERC since December 1999, and was named Deputy Chief Judge by then-Chief Judge Curtis Wagner on September 6, 2015. Prior to joining the FERC Judge Cintron was Hearing Office Chief of the Atlanta North Office of Hearings and Appeals, Social Security Administration. As Hearing Office Chief, Judge Cintron was the chief management official responsible for the operations of a hearing office comprised of nine Administrative Law Judges, two Senior Administrative Law Judges and a support staff of fifty employees comprised of attorneys, paralegals and technicians. She became an Administrative Law Judge in April 1994 appointed to the San Jose, California Hearing Office with the Social Security Administration.
Judge Cintron was an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for 14 years. For 12 of those years she served in the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau. Judge Cintron also worked as a Trial Attorney for the Puerto Rico Justice Department in the Federal Litigation Division. In addition, she worked in the Puerto Rico House of Representatives as Legal Advisor to the Judiciary Committee on Civil Law.
Judge Cintron has a bachelor's degree in business administration, magna cum laude and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico. She was the recipient of the Resumil Award for the highest cumulative average in criminal law. While in law school, she was an intern in the U.S. Attorney's office in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She also worked in the Clerk's office in the U.S. Federal District Court for Puerto Rico implementing the Speedy Trial Act for both the Puerto Rico and Saint Thomas Federal District Courts.
Judge Cintron is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the U.S. Ct. of Appeals for D.C. and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is on her second term as a Hearing Committee member of the Board on Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Previously she served as an officer of the D.C. Hispanic Bar Association.