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