MaryJoan McNamara was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission in August 2015.  Prior to her USITC appointment, Judge McNamara served as an ALJ in the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review from 2009-2015 (Albuquerque, NM, and the National Hearing Center, Baltimore, MD).  Before her ALJ appointments, Judge McNamara was a trial and appellate lawyer in private practice, with special appointments. Ms. McNamara served as a Consultant to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (Hague Convention.).  She served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and as a Court Conciliator. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, with studies in Vienna, Austria.  She earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and her juris doctor from Northeastern University.  She is currently a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.