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Michael A. Rosas Become an Administrative Law Judge

February 13, 2002

Federal Maritime Commission

Michael A. Rosas Becomes an Administrative Law Judge
at the Federal Maritime Commission

Washington, D.C. 20573

NR 02-02

CONTACT BRYANT L. VANBRAKLE, SECRETARY
(202) 523-5725

FOR RELEASE: FEBRUARY 13, 2002

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Harold J. Creel, Jr., announced today that Michael A. Rosas has joined the Commission as an Administrative Law Judge. Judge Rosas is replacing Judge Paul B. Lang who recently joined another federal agency.

Judge Rosas was born in New York City, raised in Upper Manhattan and attended Power Memorial Academy. He received his undergraduate degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in California. He also studied at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and the New York Law School.

Judge Rosas comes to the Commission from the Social Security Administration where he also served as an Administrative Law Judge. Before becoming a Social Security judge, Judge Rosas served as an Assistant New York State Attorney General and went on to become Assistant Attorney General-In Charge of the Claims Bureau. Judge Rosas previously served as an attorney in the office of Governor Mario Cuomo and as an Assistant New York City Corporation Counsel. He has extensive experience in commercial and personal injury litigation.

Judge Rosas is a member of the New York Bar and served as an Arbitrator in the New York City Civil Court. He is a former member of the New York City Trial Lawyers Association and Puerto Rican Bar Association of New York. He has also been a business law instructor at Marist College and a paralegal studies instructor at the National Academy of Paralegal Studies.

Judge Rosas lives in Orange County, New York with his wife, a social worker, and two daughters. They will be relocating to the Washington, D.C. area in the coming months.

Chairman Creel noted that: "Judge Rosas brings much experience and enthusiasm to the Office of Administrative Law Judges. We welcome him to the Commission."