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What FERC's Recent Market Manipulation Penalties Mean -- A Live Audio Event, Sept 28, 12:00 Pm - 1:30 PM EDT


What does it mean now that FERC is turning its attention to market manipulation, has proposed the first fines for alleged market manipulation at a combined $458 million and its actions are related to similar activity at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission? Join Restructuring Today, colleagues and these important VIPs on Sept 28 to find out.

Washington, DC, August 22, 2007 --(PR.com)-- A live audio event, Sept 28, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) recent actions to prevent market manipulation are significant. They are the first actions the agency has taken under the new anti-market-manipulation powers given by Congress via the Energy Policy Act of 2005. These are the first with maximum civil penalties.

What does it mean now that FERC is turning its attention to market manipulation, has proposed the first fines for alleged market manipulation at a combined $458 million and its actions are related to similar activity at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission?

Join Restructuring Today, colleagues and these important VIPs on Sept 28 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT to find out what FERC's new actions mean and how you can save your firm from the agency's wrath:

* Sheila Slocum Hollis, chair of the Washington, DC office of Duane Morris, opened FERC's office of enforcement and established many of its policies and procedures;

* William Hederman, executive director of Morgan Lewis Energy Resources Group, hired lots of staff and ran FERC's office of enforcement for several years;

* John Anderson, president and CEO of the Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON), who's members have for years been impacted by the actions of the enforcement branch on their energy suppliers, and

* William Massey, partner of Covington & Burling LLP, is a former FERC commissioner.

Register your entire team for just $150/location. To sign up, call 800-486-820 (202-298-8201) or visit http://www.restructuringtoday.com/conferences/ferc.html.

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Meet the panel:

Sheila Slocum Hollis is chair of the Washington, DC office of Duane Morris and serves on the firm's executive committee and partners' board. Hollis practices in the areas of energy transactional and regulatory law and international and administrative law before government agencies and Congress. Hollis recently successfully represented DC in a key electric reliability case.

She was the first director of FERC's office of enforcement establishing the office and its policies and procedures. Those policies and procedures remain in place today.

William Hederman is the executive director of Morgan Lewis Energy Resources Group. He has helped clients develop and implement FERC compliance programs, including training for executives, traders and others. He also advises clients on energy market, policy and corporate governance and strategy matters. Hederman was the founding director of FERC's office of market oversight and investigations prior to joining Morgan Lewis where he developed an energy market intelligence and law enforcement capability to help the nation recover from the California energy market chaos and to prevent further Enron-like abuses.

John Anderson is the president & CEO of the Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON). He has presented papers and spoken extensively on a wide range of electricity issues of importance to large industrial firms. ELCON is the national association representing large industrial electricity consumers. ELCON's member companies come from virtually every sector of the manufacturing community. They own and operate facilities throughout the US and in many foreign countries. The member companies of ELCON consume over 5 percent of all electricity in the US. Many ELCON members generate a portion of their power onsite.

William Massey has a broad-based energy regulatory and government affairs practice in the Washington, DC office of Covington & Burling LLP. He has extensive experience with regulatory issues before FERC and with energy legislative matters before Congress and state general assemblies. He had served as commissioner at FERC for more than ten years. Now Massey advises investment firms, utilities, independent power producers, pipelines, project developers, customers, marketers and energy companies on a wide variety of energy matters including mergers and acquisitions, market structure, competition policy, transmission and infrastructure investment, enforcement and investigations and legislative strategy.

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