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Energy Enforcement Insider


Join hosts, Michael Loesch and Brendan Quigley for the Energy Enforcement Insider, the podcast providing quick hits on the latest trends and developments in investigations and enforcement matters impacting the energy markets and energy market participants. Your hosts truly are insiders. Brendan led numerous complex investigations during his seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and Michael spent more than 14 years of his career in federal regulatory and legislative service, holding senior leadership positions at both the CFTC and the SEC. Their experience brings valuable insights and provides real-world tips for mitigating risks and addressing key compliance and investigation challenges.

The episodes in this series can be accessed via the player and links included below.

Episode Library

Month Format Topic
 March 2024  Podcast  FERC Investigations Outlook; SEC Climate Disclosure Rule
 December 2023 Podcast  Are Compliance Officers in the Crosshairs? 
 November 2023 Podcast  Fiscal Year-End Trends and CFTC Enforcement Advisory on Penalties, Monitors, and Admissions 
 October 2023 Podcast   The CFTC's Recent Recordkeeping Cases, and the Compliance Challenges Posed by AI
 September 2023 Podcast   Internal Investigations, Upjohn Warnings, and Thoughts on Best Practices
July 2023  Podcast Carbon Market Whistleblowers, DOJ Prosecutions, False Claims Act Compliance, and the CFTC Regulatory Calendar 
May 2023  Webinar CFTC Enforcement Roundup 
 March 2023 Webinar  Focus on Peizer Insider Trading Indictment, CFTC Updates re Greenwashing and Power Markets, and Recent Fifth Circuit FCPA Decision
 February 2023 Webinar Ongoing Regulatory Enforcement Risk in Texas after Winter Storm Uri 
December 2022  Webinar Recent ESG Enforcement Activity, Takeaways from SEC Enforcement Director’s Recent Speech, and Recent Crypto-Related Actions 
 November 2022 Webinar CFTC Annual Enforcement Results, Cross-Border Cooperation, and Improper Trade Allocation, Plus SEC/DOJ Updates 
 October 2022 Webinar SEC/CFTC Enforcement Fiscal Year-End Roundup and Takeaways 
 September 2022 Webinar Inflation Reduction Act - Key Energy Market Highlights 
 August 2022  Webinar Expected Fall Actions 
 July 2022 Webinar SEC ESG Enforcement Developments and Trends, Plus CFTC and DOJ Updates 
 June 2022 Webinar Recent FCPA/Manipulation Actions, SEC Climate and ESG Task Force Updates, and CFTC Carbon Market and Intermediation Activity  
May 2022 Webinar Recent SEC, DOJ, CFTC and FCPA Enforcement Actions 
March 2022 Webinar Updates on Crypto Enforcement, SEC Penalties, Exchange Disciplinary Actions, and Risk Mitigation Around Price Volatility 
 February 2022 Webinar  Recent SEC and CFTC Enforcement Actions
January 2022  Webinar Update on National Strategy on Corruption & Recent CFTC Enforcement Actions 
December 2021  Webinar Lessons and Signals from the SEC and FERC Annual Enforcement Reports 
November 2021  Webinar DOJ/SEC Policy Announcements and Cybersecurity Considerations for Energy Companies 
 October 2021 Webinar  Fiscal Year-End Enforcement Wrap-Up
 September 2021 Webinar SEC Insider Trading Action, CFTC Position Limits, and Environmental Enforcement 
 August 2021 Webinar SEC Action on Cyber Disclosures, DOJ Updates, and CFTC Swap Reporting Enforcement 
July 2021  Webinar  Winter Storm Fallout & CFTC Climate Risk Targeting
June 2021  Webinar Recent CFTC/DOJ Benchmark Manipulation Cases & Trends in Parallel Investigations 

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