Chief Administrative Law Judge Anne Simon

The CPUC's Chief Administrative Law Judge is Anne Simon. She became the Chief Administrative Law Judge on April 12, 2018, after serving as Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge since August 2017. Prior, she was an Administrative Law Judge at the CPUC since 2002, presiding over cases in all industries of the CPUC's work. 

Prior to joining the CPUC, Chief Administrative Law Judge Simon worked with community groups on environmental justice issues as a staff attorney at Communities for a Better Environment, and at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she was Director of the affiliated Environmental Law Community Clinic.  Before moving to California, Chief Administrative Law Judge Simon was Chief Administrative Law Judge at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  As an attorney, Chief Administrative Law Judge Simon practiced civil rights, women's rights, and international human rights law on the East Coast, as a staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and at the NOW Legal Defense Fund, both in New York.  She began her career at the New Haven Law Collective, with a community based practice of family law, consumer law, and civil rights. Chief Administrative Law Judge Simon graduated from Harvard University and Yale Law School.   

 The CPUC's Chief Administrative Law Judge directs the Administrative Law Judge Division consistent with the law. The Administrative Law Judge Division processes formal filings, facilitates alternative dispute resolution, conducts hearings, develops an adequate administrative record, prepares timely proposals for Commissioner consideration, and prepares and coordinates CPUC Voting Meeting agendas.


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