Patricia E. Hurt has been appointed FERC administrative law judge (ALJ) by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ChairmanNorman Bay. Hurt comes to FERC from the Social Services Administration, where she has served as ALJ in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review since May 2015. 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. 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. Hurt was also a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil and Civil Rights Divisions. Hurt is a 1999 graduate of the Catholic University Columbus School of Law, earned a master's degree from Wake Forest University in 1990 and a bachelor's degree from George Mason University in 1988. 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.