On August 17, 2015, the ITC issued a news release announcing that Judge MaryJoan McNamara has been appointed as an ALJ. Prior to joining the ITC, Judge McNamara was an ALJ with the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (National Hearing Center) in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously in her career, Judge McNamara was a consultant to the U.S. Department of State on certain provisions of the Hague Convention, an EEO specialist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Adjudication and Compliance, a Special Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts, and a Superior Court Conciliator in Lowell, Massachusetts. She was also a civil litigation attorney in private practice. Judge McNamara has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and a juris doctor degree from Northeastern University.