President & CEO - Judge J.E. Sullivan
Judge J.E. Sullivan was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Hearings in July 2011. Prior to this appointment, Judge Sullivan served for three years as an ALJ with the Social Security Administration. Before joining the federal administrative judiciary, Judge Sullivan served nine years as an Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge with the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (1999-2008), and ten years as a pro tem Superior Court Judge and Commissioner on both civil and criminal cases for Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington State (the court of general jurisdiction) (1998-1999). While in private practice, Judge Sullivan served as both a court-appointed arbitrator on over fifty Superior Court civil cases, and as a privately hired arbitrator, mediator, and settlement conference facilitator. Judge Sullivan’s trial work includes serving as deputy prosecuting attorney and as a criminal defense trial attorney in Washington State, litigating both criminal (felony and misdemeanor) and civil cases. Judge Sullivan is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Washington State Bar Association. In addition to FORUM, Judge Sullivan is an active member of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), the American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Division, the Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference (FALJC), and the Federal Bar Association (FBA).
Vice President - Judge Clark S. Cheney
Judge Clark S. Cheney was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission in March 2018. Prior to his USITC appointment, Judge Cheney served as an ALJ with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Social Security Administration. He worked in the USITC’s Office of the General Counsel for several years prior to becoming an ALJ. In that role, he regularly argued appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of the Commission. He began his career as a patent examiner and served as a law clerk to Judge William Bryson at the Federal Circuit. During several years of private practice, he represented domestic and international clients in intellectual property litigation. He holds a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society.
Secretary - Vacant
Treasurer - Judge Dean C. Metry
Bio coming soon.