FORUM OF U.S. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
A Professional Association of Current and Retired U.S. Administrative Law Judges

Leadership

FORUM Officers
and Committee members.

President & CEO - Judge J.E. Sullivan

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Judge J.E. Sullivan was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Hearings in July 2011.  Prior to this appointment, Judge Sullivan served for three years as an ALJ with the Social Security Administration.  Before joining the federal administrative judiciary, Judge Sullivan served nine years as an Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge with the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (1999-2008), and ten years as a pro tem Superior Court Judge and Commissioner on both civil and criminal cases for Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington State (the court of general jurisdiction) (1998-1999).  While in private practice, Judge Sullivan served as both a court-appointed arbitrator on over fifty Superior Court civil cases, and as a privately hired arbitrator, mediator, and settlement conference facilitator.  Judge Sullivan’s trial work includes serving as deputy prosecuting attorney and as a criminal defense trial attorney in Washington State, litigating both criminal (felony and misdemeanor) and civil cases.  Judge Sullivan is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Washington State Bar Association.  In addition to FORUM, Judge Sullivan is an active member of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), the American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Division, the Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference (FALJC), and the Federal Bar Association (FBA). 

Vice President - Judge Clark S. Cheney

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Judge Clark S. Cheney was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission in March 2018.  Prior to his USITC appointment, Judge Cheney served as an ALJ with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Social Security Administration.  He worked in the USITC’s Office of the General Counsel for several years prior to becoming an ALJ.  In that role, he regularly argued appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of the Commission.  He began his career as a patent examiner and served as a law clerk to Judge William Bryson at the Federal Circuit.  During several years of private practice, he represented domestic and international clients in intellectual property litigation.  He holds a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society.

Secretary - Judge Scott Anderson

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Judge Scott Anderson has been an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since March 2012.  He also served as an ALJ with the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Previously, he was the Deputy Disciplinary Counsel at the U.S Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, where he administratively prosecuted immigration attorneys for unethical conduct before the immigration courts.  Before that, he was an an attorney with SSA’s Office of the General Counsel and an Assistant Special Counsel with SSA’s Special Counsel Staff.  At SSA, he investigated ALJ misconduct, and litigated sanction cases involving claimants’ representatives.  Judge Anderson entered federal service through the Presidential Management Fellows program.  He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary.
 

Treasurer - Judge Dean C. Metry

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Bio coming soon.

  


Past Presidents

Dennis l. phillips (oshrc) 2014-2018

alan paez (FMSHRC) 2010-2014

CARMEN A. CINTRON (FERC) 2007-2009

DAVID BARBOUR (FMSHRC) 2005-2007

LAWRENCE BRENNER (FERC) 2003-2005

CHARLES BULLOCK (EPA) 2001-2003

EDWARD M. SILVERSTEIN (FERC) 2000-2001

WILLIAM C. CREGAR (HUD) 1996-1999

ELI NASH, JR. (EPA) 1995-1996

MICHAEL O. MILLER (NLRB) 1993-1994

LEONARD M. WAGMAN (NLRB) 1991-1992

ALAN W. HEIFETZ (HUD) 1988-1990

MARY ELLEN BITTNER (BENARD) (NLRB) 1985-1987  


Committee members

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Special Projects

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