New York, NY, February 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher A. Schindler, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “FERC's Crackdown on Banks and Financial Institutions in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for March 4, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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About Christopher A. Schindler
Christopher Schindler represents diverse clients in the energy industry, among them natural gas producers, energy marketers and traders, LNG developers, storage companies, natural gas, oil, and products pipelines, LDCs, electric utilities, and other industry participants that are impacted by federal and state regulation of energy.
He advises energy marketers, energy trading firms on a full range of regulatory compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He routinely counsels clients on issues relating to the physical and financial commodity and derivatives markets and helps develop strategies to successfully navigate the complex regulatory reforms created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. He regularly assists clients in the development of comprehensive compliance programs and represents clients in both public and non-public investigations and enforcement actions before FERC and the CFTC. Christopher is a frequent speaker on energy regulation and has lectured at both the Duke University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School.
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.”
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Enforcement has been aggressive, especially against alleged market manipulation by banks and those in the energy and gas markets, and has opened 17 new investigations in 2014. More than half of those were surveillance division observations or from power grid operator market monitors. The biggest recent lawsuit against Barclays Bank Plc, was based upon allegations of power market manipulation. Barclays denies any wrong-doing.
In this two hour, live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the FERC’s Crackdown on Banks and Financial Institutions in 2015. The panel also aims to help the audience better understand the importance of due diligence against fraud and market manipulation by bank and other officers and officials.
Key topics include:
FERC Anti-Fraud and Manipulation
FERC Enforcement Regime
FERC Anti-Fraud and Manipulation Rule
Hunter v. FERC Decision – An Insight
Prohibition on Fraud and Market Manipulation
Effects of Physical Transactions on Financial Institutions
Regulatory Limitations in FERC Anti-Fraud and Manipulation
Compliance and Litigation Risks
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group, LLC 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: http://theknowledgegroup.org/