FERC chairman appoints Patricia Hurt as new Administrative Law Judge

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Norman C. Bay has announced the appointment of Judge Patricia E. Hurt as a FERC Administrative Law Judge.

Since May 2015, Judge Hurt has been an administrative law judge with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review at the Social Security Administration. Prior to that, she was a trial attorney in FERC’s Office of Administrative Litigation for almost eight years, including a detail as special assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Judge Hurt served as an attorney advisor both to former Commissioner Philip Moeller and in FERC’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, where she was a law clerk for ALJ Carmen Cintron, now the Commission’s Acting Chief Judge. She also was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil and Civil Rights Divisions.

“Judge Hurt’s experience, particularly at FERC, will serve the Commission and the public well,” Chairman Bay said. “I am very pleased that she is joining our excellent ALJ team.”

“I am delighted to have her working in our office and to welcome her back in her new position,” Chief Judge Cintron said.

 Judge Hurt is a 1999 graduate of the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. She earned a master’s degree in Marketing and Manufacturing from Wake Forest University in 1990 and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organization Psychology from George Mason University in 1988. Judge Hurt is a member of the Bars of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits as well as Virginia and the District of Columbia.