FERC’s Crackdown on Banks and Financial Institutions in 2015

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Mark R. Haskell
Christopher A. Schindler


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Morgan Lewis’s Oil and Gas Practice offers customized, interdisciplinary legal representation designed to address each client’s specific needs as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Morgan Lewis represents its oil and gas clients before government agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  

Federal Regulation

We work with clients to develop innovative business solutions to ongoing challenges in natural gas regulation. Our practice includes all aspects of FERC and DOE regulation, including advice on regulatory compliance for all natural gas market participants, investigations and enforcement, certification of new facilities, representation of shippers in pipeline rate cases, ratemaking, tariff design, exports and imports of natural gas and LNG, and both trial and appellate litigation under the Natural Gas Act.

Morgan Lewis has long played an active role in addressing broad policy issues before the FERC. Our team is skilled in alternative dispute resolution and takes a leading role in multiparty settlements through informal and structured negotiations. We regularly monitor FERC’s agenda and orders, advising clients of new developments that affect their operations. We also have represented numerous natural gas industry participants in CFTC matters regarding compliance with commodity trading activities.

Regulatory Compliance, Investigations, and Enforcement

Morgan Lewis has one of the country’s preeminent compliance and investigation practices. Our attorneys regularly conduct internal audits of regulatory compliance programs, assist clients in developing internal regulatory compliance programs, and successfully advise and represent clients in formal and informal investigations and audits conducted by the FERC’s Office of Enforcement (OE) and the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement.

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About Hogan Lovells US LLP

Businesses operating in the energy sector must navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape in order to function effectively. Rather than allowing the regulatory process to drive business decisions, Hogan Lovells helps develop creative and innovative regulatory strategies that achieve client objectives while minimizing regulatory risk. Drawing on experience working in highest levels of government and a wealth of experience representing both regulated entities and their customers, we offer a unique perspective that we use to anticipate and resolve issues on behalf of our clients. Hogan Lovells handles the full range of energy regulatory matters around the world, including rate and tariff matters, administrative hearings, appellate litigation, reliability standards, enforcement actions, compliance planning and training, certificates and authorizations, industry restructurings, and corporate and finance activities. Our services on the oil and gas and the electric sides of the practice are ranked by Chambers USA, especially in regard to "work before the FERC and the CFTC into market manipulation, reliability, trading improprieties and asset management" as well as "high-quality advice to clients on project development, M&A, trading, and traditional regulatory matters including rate, tariff, and certificate matters." 

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