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News Release: January 14, 2013

Chairman Appoints Michael Haubner as New Administrative Law Judge

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff has announced the appointment of Judge Michael J. Haubner as a FERC Administrative Law Judge. He was sworn in January 14.

Since September 1996 Judge Haubner has been an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review at the Social Security Administration. Prior to that he was in private practice in San Diego, CA, and served as a San Diego Superior Court Arbitrator and Settlement Judge pro tem.

Judge Haubner served on active duty in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps from April 1981 to September 1985. During his last two years of active duty he was assigned as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. Judge Haubner also served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring in 2003 as a Navy Captain.

“Judge Haubner’s experience as an administrative law judge and arbitrator will benefit the Commission and consumers,” FERC Chairman Wellinghoff said.

Chief FERC Administrative Law Judge Curtis Wagner stated, “Judge Haubner’s extensive trial experience, along with his work as a court-appointed arbitrator, make him a real fit for FERC’s Office of Administrative Law Judges.”

Judge Haubner is a 1981 graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Business Management from Maryville University in St. Louis. Judge Haubner is a member of the California and Illinois State Bars.