About FERC Directory of Judges
Judge Jennifer M. Long
Judge Jennifer M. Long was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in October 2016. Before joining FERC, she served as an Administrative Law Judge and Commissioner, with trial and appellate jurisdiction, from 1997 to 2016. Judge Long also has extensive experience as a trained mediator, arbitrator, and trial attorney.
In 2012, Judge Long was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). She served in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and subsequently Washington, DC, from September 2012 until September 2016. Before joining ODAR, Judge Long served as an Administrative Law Judge with the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) from 2006 to 2012. Shortly after beginning her tenure at OAH, she became a Principal Administrative Law Judge. In this capacity, she established the agency’s Rental Housing Jurisdiction, trained judges, instituted the agency’s formal mediation program, and testified at oversight hearings. She presided at hearings, conducted mediations, and issued decisions involving multiple agencies including regulatory, housing, public works, public benefits, and public schools.
In 1997, she was appointed as a Commissioner to the District of Columbia Rental Housing Commission, which is an appellate tribunal. She presided at appellate hearings, and issued complex decisions and orders, which were affirmed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She also drafted, amended, and rescinded regulations. Commissioner Long served three consecutive terms from 1997 to 2006.
Before serving as a Commissioner and Administrative Law Judge, she served as an Assistant Public Defender and Arbitrator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After serving as a public defender for several years, she transitioned to private practice, where she continued to practice law and serve as an arbitrator.
Judge Long taught Appellate Advocacy for more than a decade in the Charles Hamilton Houston Law School Preparatory Institute, held at the Georgetown University Law Center. She also taught Administrative Law at the Howard University School of Law, Paralegal Studies Program.
Judge Long received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Howard University in 1985, and she graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1988. In 2011, she earned The Certificate in Judicial Development - Administrative Law Adjudication Skills from The National Judicial College. Judge Long is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and before the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Long is a member of the National and International Associations of Women Judges, and she is a member of the Judicial Council Divisions of the National Bar Association and the Washington Bar Association.