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Erin Wirth Designated Commission’s Chief Administrative Law Judge


Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael A. Khouri announced that the Honorable Erin M. Wirth has been elevated to the position of Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Federal Maritime Commission effective June 1, 2019.

Judge Wirth has served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Commission since 2010. Federal Maritime Commission Office of Administrative Law Judges preside over adjudicatory hearings resolving cases of alleged violations of the Shipping Act and other laws within the Commission’s jurisdiction.

“Judge Wirth assumes her new duties well prepared to serve given her extensive experience at this agency, in the community, and in the legal profession more broadly,” said Chairman Khouri.

Prior to joining the Federal Maritime Commission, Judge Wirth served as an Administrative Law Judge in the Social Security Administration. Her previous legal experience includes work as a litigator in both the public and private sectors. She is an alumna of the William & Mary Law School and Smith College.

Judge Wirth succeeds former Chief Administrative Judge Clay Guthridge who retired last week following 38 years of service in the federal government, including the last 13 years at the Federal Maritime Commission.