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News Release: September 8, 2015

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Judge Cintron Named Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chief Administrative Law Judge Curtis Wagner, Jr. has announced the appointment of Judge Carmen Cintron as Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge.

As Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge, Judge Cintron will assist Wagner with administrative and managerial duties in the Office of Administrative Law Judges and Dispute Resolution.

Cintron’s appointment was effective Sept. 6.

Judge Cintron joined FERC in December 1999. Prior then, 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 50 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, 12 years during which 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 and 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 received 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. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. She also served as an officer of the D.C. Hispanic Bar Association.