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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak at FERC and CFTC Forum

HOUSTON – March 16, 2016 – Energy Shareholder Gregory K. Lawrence and Litigation Shareholder Harris L. Kay, shareholders at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, provided insights at the firm’s forum regarding current Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) matters. This most recent iteration of the forum was held at the firm’s Houston office.

The program, entitled, “Déjà vu, Yet Something New: FERC and CFTC Allege Manipulation, Spoofing, and Insider Trading,” covered the following topics illustrated by specific cases:

  • Manipulation
  • Spoofing
  • Insider trading
  • Compliance programs
  • FERC’s enforcement jurisdiction

Investigations discussed included Panther Energy Trading and Michael Coscia; 3Red Trading and Igor Oystacher; Etracom and Michael Rosenberg; and Total Gas and Therese Tran.

Lawrence focuses his practice on the electricity and natural gas industries. He has appeared before the FERC and multiple state utility commissions regarding regulatory proceedings, compliance and enforcement investigations, capacity and energy market structure, transactions and negotiations, asset transfers, and governmental affairs. His clients include financial institutions and funds, marketers, traders, renewable and other project developers, municipal and investor-owned utilities, and large energy consumers.

Kay focuses his practice on counseling financial services firms and individuals regarding a wide variety of registration, compliance, regulatory, and litigation matters. He represents futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, broker-dealers, forex firms, investment advisers, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors in regulatory inquiries, investigations, and enforcement proceedings.