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About FERC Offices Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)

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Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)

What We Do

FERC Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) resolve contested cases as directed by the Commission, either by serving as a Presiding Judge, conducting a hearing, developing a record, rendering an initial decision, or by serving as a Settlement Judge and facilitating a negotiated resolution by settlement.
ALJs perform various other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures as directed by the Commission, including mediation, arbitration, and facilitation.

Some matters before the Commission are set for hearing before Administrative Law Judges (ALJs). The ALJ will issue an Initial Decision and the Commission will issue a final order for the proceeding. Appeals of Commission orders and regulations are heard in Federal Courts. FERC also facilitates settlements as an alternative to litigation.

Who to Contact:

Legal Matters:
Jeremy Hessler, Supervisory Attorney
Telephone: 202-502-8655

Administrative Matters:
Sharli Silva, Managing Attorney
Telephone: 202-502-8719

Motions Directed to The Chief Judge
All motions directed to the attention of the Chief Judge should be sent to the following people:

Chief Judge Carmen A. Cintron

Jeremy Hessler

Sharli Silva

Brandon Flick

Directory of Judges
A listing of the Administrative Law Judges Learn More

Available Settlement Judges
Settlement Judge Options Listed in Order of Availability Learn More

OALJ is led by Chief Administrative Law Judge, Carmen A. Cintron

OALJ Organization Chart
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    Office of Administrative Law Judges  Organization Chart