About FERC Directory of Judges
Judge Suzanne Krolikowski
Judge Suzanne Krolikowski is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering and B.S. in Humanities (Literature), 1988) and the University of North Carolina (M.A. in Ecology, 1992, and J.D., 1995). After law school, she clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, first for the Honorable J. Calvitt Clark, Jr., and then as the courtís pro se law clerk under the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith, Chief Judge.
After working for the judiciary, Judge Krolikowski served as an attorney-advisor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of General Counsel, where she counseled agency clients and participated in defensive litigation in several areas, including pesticide, administrative, endangered species, and Indian law. She then served for nearly ten years as a senior counsel to U.S. EPAís Environmental Appeals Board, where she worked on complex environmental penalty and permit appeals, several of which involved coal, natural gas, and/or solar power generation facilities. In addition, she participated in the Boardís Alternative Dispute Resolution program as a neutral mediator. Judge Krolikowski also served as an attorney-advisor at the Department of the Navy's Office of General Counsel, primarily in the areas of real estate and environmental law.
In June 2015, Judge Krolikowski was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration, serving in both Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and San Rafael, California. She became an Administrative Law Judge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in October 2016.