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News Release: October 21, 2016

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Chairman Selects Judge Carmen A. Cintron to Serve as Chief Administrative Law Judge

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Norman C. Bay today named Judge Carmen A. Cintron to the position of Chief Administrative Law Judge.

Judge Cintron has served as Acting Chief Judge since December 7, 2015. She joined the Commission as an ALJ in December 1999 and was selected by former Chief Judge Curtis Wagner to serve as the Deputy Chief Judge in September 2015.

“I am pleased to announce the selection of Judge Cintron to serve as the Commission’s Chief Judge,” Chairman Bay said. “Throughout her 17 years at FERC, she has served with great dedication and distinction. The Commission and the public will be well-served by her leadership of the Office of Administrative Law Judges and Dispute Resolution.”

Prior to joining the Commission, Judge Cintron was the Hearing Office Chief of the Atlanta North Office of Hearings and Appeals for the Social Security Administration. As Hearing Office Chief, Judge Cintron was the chief management official responsible for the organization’s operations. She began her experience as an administrative law judge in April 1994 when she was appointed to the San Jose, California Hearing Office with the Social Security Administration.

Prior to her distinguished service as a judge, she served as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission for 14 years. Judge Cintron also worked as an attorney for the Puerto Rico Justice Department in the Federal Litigation Division. Additionally, she worked in the Puerto Rico House of Representatives as Legal Advisor to the Judiciary Committee on Civil Law.

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 Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.