April 19, 2002
News Release 02-031


Stephen Koplan, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), announced today that Judge Charles Edward Bullock will be appointed as an Administrative Law Judge at the ITC , effective May 5, 2002. Bullock will preside over evidentiary hearings and make initial determinations in proceedings involving imports which allegedly infringe U.S. patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Since June 1996, Bullock has been an Administrative Law Judge with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In that position, he conducted hearings and wrote initial decisions in enforcement proceedings brought under a number of environmental laws administered by the EPA.

Before Bullock joined the EPA, he had served for 24 years with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). For the last 12 of those years, he was an Administrative Law Judge, conducting hearings and writing initial decisions in complex, multi-party cases involving electric utility and natural gas pipeline rates. Prior to assuming his judgeship at FERC, he was a trial attorney and then an Assistant General Counsel at that agency.

Bullock is a 1968 graduate of Bucknell University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School in June 1971. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.

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