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Alex M. Chintella Named Administrative Law Judge

Chairman Daniel B. Maffei announced today the hiring of Alex M. Chintella to serve as an Administrative Law Judge of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Judge Chintella joins the Commission from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) where he has served since 2017, as Assistant Chief Counsel, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel, and Supervisory Attorney Advisor. He also served as an Administrative Hearing Officer throughout his tenure at the FRA. Prior to government service, he was in private practice for almost ten years at Douglas & Boykin, PLLC in Washington, DC.

“The caseload of our Office of the Administrative Law Judge has sharply increased over the past two years resulting from more parties seeking relief to shipping disputes by using the formal complaints process. Hiring a third Administrative Law Judge continues the many investments the Federal Maritime Commission is making in its enforcement and adjudication services. We are committed to enhancing our capacity to receive and resolve disputes related to the provision of ocean transportation services. Judge Chintella possesses excellent qualifications for the position he is assuming and he is valued addition to the Office of the Administrative Law Judges,” said Chairman Maffei.

Judge Chintella received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2006 and his B.A. from Temple University in 2002. He is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia bars.  He will serve with Chief Administrative Law Judge Erin M. Wirth and Judge Linda S. Crovella.