New York, NY, December 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jeffrey M. Jakubiak, Partner, Troutman Sanders 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 Jeffrey Jakubiak
Jeffrey Jakubiak is a Partner in the New York City and Washington DC offices of Troutman Sanders LLP where he counsels clients regarding matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics, Mr. Jakubiak’s practice focuses on matters at the crossroads of law and economics, particularly trading investigations and audit defense, mergers and acquisitions, and power sales. During his career, Mr. Jakubiak has represented a variety of entities, from large utilities and generators to small traders, in FERC investigations, mergers, rate cases, and litigation.
Mr. Jakubiak holds an A.B. with Honors in Economics from Stanford University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School with a concentration in Business and Regulation.
About Troutman Sanders LLP
Troutman Sanders LLP (www.troutmansanders.com) is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China. Founded in 1897, the firm’s heritage of extensive experience, exceptional responsiveness and an unwavering commitment to service has garnered strong, long-standing relationships with clients across the globe. Troutman Sanders began serving clients in the energy business in the 1920s. Our long-standing familiarity with the industry, and our cutting-edge representations over the years, have made the firm’s Energy Practice Group the leading provider of legal services to the energy and utility industries worldwide. Over the years, we have been engaged by electric and natural gas utilities on virtually every aspect of their businesses, including mergers, divestitures, investigations, audits, rate filings, and litigation. The firm’s clients include electric utilities, independent generators and power marketers, natural gas pipelines, local distribution companies, energy commodity shippers, renewable energy suppliers, energy funds, banks and other financial institutions and investors.
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 is assembling 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