About FERC Directory of Judges
Judge Judith A. Dowd
Judge Judith A. Dowd graduated with a B.A. degree from Dunbarton College, after spending her junior year at the University of London, London School of Economics. She received her law degree from Georgetown University.
Upon graduating from law school, Judge Dowd was employed as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel. She then became an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, where her last position was Chief of the Special Litigation Division.
Judge Dowd began specializing in labor law and was awarded an LL.M. degree in labor law from George Washington University School of Law. She then became an appellate attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. At the time of her appointment as an Administrative Law Judge, she was a Supervisory Attorney in the Appellate Court Division of the NLRB. Judge Dowd served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Postal Service and the National Labor Relations Board before accepting her current position with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.