Judge Montemayor was appointed in November of 2013. He previously worked for 24 years as a lawyer and an administrative judge with the EEOC, including a stint as a regional office chief judge. Before that he spent 2 years in the private practice of law. He received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from the University of Wyoming. He was an SSA judge for over 2 years before transferring to the NLRB Judges Division.