Robert S. Fleishman, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP to Speak at KCís FERC's Enforcement Actions in Banking and Finance Live Webcast
New York, NY, February 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert S. Fleishman, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “FERC's Enforcement Actions in Banking and Finance.” This event is scheduled for April 17, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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About Robert S. Fleishman
Bob Fleishman, Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington D.C. focuses on energy, white collar defense, and ADR matters for a range of clients.
He represents and advises banks, private equity funds, energy companies, trader, and others in FERC and CFTC non-public enforcement investigations involving allegations of market manipulation and other matters, represents clients in FERC audits, and advises and trains clients on FERC and CFTC compliance and enforcement matters. Bob represented Energy Transfer Partners in the FERC and CFTC investigations and the FERC show cause proceeding and settlement.
Before joining Covington in 2003, he served as General Counsel and Vice-President of Corporate Affairs and Legislative and Regulatory Policy for Constellation Energy Group, and General Counsel and Vice-President of Corporate Affairs for BGE. From 1979-1985, Bob worked at FERC in various capacities, including in the Division of Enforcement where he investigated and litigated various matters.
From 2011-12, Bob was Chairman of the Committee on Compliance and Enforcement for the Energy Bar Association (EBA). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Energy Law Journal and was President of the EBA in 1999-2000.
In the ADR arena, Bob was the Project Manager of the Energy ADR Forum and its report, “Dispute Resolution in the Energy Industry: The Better Way,” is a member of the Energy Panel of the International Center for Dispute Resolution, and served as Chairman of EBA’s ADR Committee.
Bob graduated from Boston University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University. He has been recognized in Chambers USA for Energy (2011-2012); Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law (2007-2012); and Washington DC Super Lawyers for Energy & Natural Resources (2011-2012).
About Covington & Burling LLP
Covington & Burling LLP (www.cov.com) is a leading international law firm of 800 lawyers. Our energy industry team represents energy clients in enforcement, corporate, legislative, and regulatory matters.
It’s no secret that over the last few years, the financial industry has been struggling under the weight of regulatory compliance issues. Recently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has moved into this arena, bringing enforcement actions against several financial institutions including Barclays, Deutche Bank, and JP Morgan. Financial institutions, whether large or small, engaged in trading, generating, or transmitting electrical power are now under FERC’s stringent scrutiny. Once proved that they are in violation of FERC rules, financial institutions face large fines and hefty penalties. Finance executives, internal audit, legal, risk management and especially compliance officers will need to work closely with the organization’s governing board and corporate counsel to understand the organization’s policies and ensure that they are in compliance with FERC rules.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished experts who will share their opinions in a two-hour teleconference and webinar. They will discuss the substantive issues relating to FERC’s enforcement actions in the financial industry along with practical guidance to develop and implement an effective compliance program. A live interaction with the audience in a question and answer format is also included in this event.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org