EBA Honors FERC’s New Chief Judge Carmen Cintron
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) new Chief Judge Carmen Cintron was honored in a reception organized by the Energy Bar Association (EBA) and hosted by Dentons US LLP on December 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. Chief Judge Cintron was promoted from Acting Chief Judge by FERC Chairman Norman Bay in October 2016.
(Pictured from left, FERC Chief Judge Carmen Cintron and EBA President Emma Hand)
Chief Judge Cintron discussed her agenda at FERC as she addressed the audience of more than 100 energy attorneys and professionals.
“My goals are to keep working on making improvements to various matters in order to provide the best public service possible," she said. "First, improving the electronic hearing process creating redundancies and updating hearing rooms. Second, trying to eliminate the use of any paper at hearings. Third, making the Energy Bar aware of trial presentation software. Fourth, facilitating the understanding on eTariff filing of settlements."
"Judge Cintron has laid out an ambitious series of goals for FERC," noted EBA Executive Director Lisa Levine. "Her vision and energy are unparalleled and energy professionals who watch FERC closely are convinced that she will make rapid progress in achieving the agenda she described."
Chief Judge Cintron has been a featured speaker for a number of EBA events including the recent Mid-Year Energy Forum. She has been a key judicial figure at FERC for 17 years. Prior to serving at FERC, Judge Cintron was an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration, an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission, and an attorney for the Puerto Rico Justice Department.