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Energy Enforcement Insider: Recent CFTC/DOJ Benchmark Manipulation Cases & Trends in Parallel Investigations


Each month, in a fast-paced 30-minute program, our energy enforcement team will address the latest trends and developments in investigations and enforcement matters impacting energy market participants. Each program will provide practical strategies for addressing the risks and compliance issues emerging from recent policy announcements, investigations, and enforcement actions involving the CFTC, FERC, FTC, SEC, and DOJ.

Each briefing concludes with our “Practical Corner” segment, providing real-world tips and strategies for mitigating risks and addressing key compliance and investigation challenges.

Our first webinar on June 9 discussed the following topics:

  • Recent decision regarding joint factfinding by DOJ and CFTC
  • Recent CFTC and DOJ actions regarding energy benchmark manipulation
  • Practical Corner: Preservation of Texts and Chats

Our panel included Michael Loesch, former Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer at the CFTC, and Brendan Quigley, former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York.

To view a recording of the webinar, please click here.

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