Monthly Archives: August 2011

Join Paul Pantano at the National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement, November 17-18

National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement November 17-18, 2011 The Washington Marriott 1221 22nd Street NW Washington, DC  20037 +1 202 872 1500 Presented by The American Conference Institute Head of Cadwalader’s Energy & Commodities Group, Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Enforcement and Investigations, Events, Regulation, Uncategorized

Michael Niebruegge, Leading Practitioner in Energy Finance, Joins Cadwalader

Michael Niebruegge, one of the foremost attorneys in energy finance, has joined Cadwalader’s Energy & Commodities Practice Group. Mr. Niebruegge will bring his expertise in financing oil and gas production and reserve-base lending to Cadwalader’s newly formed Energy and Commodities Advisory … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, Finance

FERC Staff Alleges Another “Flipping” Violation

By notice issued Friday, August 12, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Enforcement announced that, as a result of a nonpublic preliminary investigation pursuant to 18 C.F.R. Part 1b, Staff has preliminarily determined that Atmos Energy Corporation (Atmos) … Continue reading

Posted in Enforcement and Investigations, FERC, Regulation

2011 Energy & Commodities Conference: Agenda Released

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will host a full-day program of panel discussions, led by leading industry participants and distinguished government officials, on the evolving regulatory, business and legal issues affecting the U.S. and international energy and commodities markets. Confirmed … Continue reading

Posted in Events

Record Breaking Heat Highlights Need for Improved Load Management

It’s hot in Texas.  Already struggling through the second worst drought in the state’s history, many cities in Texas began August with a series of triple digit days, and a significant cool down seems unlikely any time soon. Record breaking … Continue reading

Posted in ERCOT, Regulation

SEC’s New Whistleblower Program Takes Effect Today

With its new whistleblower program officially becoming effective today, the Securities and Exchange Commission today launched a new webpage ( for people to report a violation of the federal securities laws. The SEC adopted final rules on May 25 to … Continue reading

Posted in Dodd-Frank, Enforcement and Investigations, Regulation, SEC

Energy Risk Magazine Profiles Cadwalader’s Gregory Mocek

Former Director of Enforcement for the CFTC and Cadwalader partner, Gregory Mocek, speaks to Energy Risk Magazine’s Pauline McCallion about the new regulatory environment and his lifelong interest in commodities.  read the full article on

Posted in Articles, CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Enforcement and Investigations, Regulation, Uncategorized

CFTC to Hold Open Meeting on Three Final Rule Proposals Under Dodd-Frank

Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:30 a.m. ET CFTC’s Hearing Room Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW Washington, D.C. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold a public meeting to consider three final rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Dodd-Frank

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton to Join Cadwalader Energy & Commodities Conference, October 6, 2011

2011 Cadwalader Energy & Commodities Conference October 6, 2011 The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa 111 North Post Oak Lane Houston, Texas 77024 +1 713 680 2626 Cadwalader will be hosting an Energy & Commodities Conference in Houston on October … Continue reading

Posted in Events