Energy Law Academy 107: Energy Trading


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Program Overview

In this course, energy lawyers will learn the fundamentals of energy trading. Our faculty will introduce participants to the purposes and benefits of trading, basic concepts in trading, the energy products that are commonly traded, and the markets in which they are traded. Our faculty will discuss how trades are documented, and who the major trading platforms are and how they operate. Finally, we will provide more detailed discussion of trading in natural gas, oil, and electricity.



monday, september 21

12:15 PM: Open Webinar

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM: Welcome & Opening Remarks


  • Dan FrankPartner, Eversheds Sutherland

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Introduction to Energy Trading - Purposes of Energy Trading & Competitive Benefits of Energy Trading


  • Joe Wadsworth, Regulatory Affairs/Market Policy, Vitol
  • Catherine Krupka, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM: Energy Transactions


  • Daryl Rice, Partner, Sidley

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Products - What Are They & Some of the Lingo


  • David Perlman, Partner, Bracewell

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Keynote Speech

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 22

12:15 PM: Open Webinar

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM: Introductory Matters (Recap, Logistics, etc.)


  • Dan FrankPartner, Eversheds Sutherland

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM: Regulators


  • Michael Brooks, Partner, Bracewell

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Trading Documentation


  • Dickson Chin, Partner, Jones Day

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM: Trading Platforms


  • Anita Herrara, General Counsel, Chief Regulatory Officer & Secretary, Nodal Exchange
  • Kara DuttaAssistant General Counsel, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM: Trading Demo

  • Noha Sidhom, CEO, TPC Energy Fund

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Speaker Bios



Pending: CA, NY, VA  

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Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Attorney/Energy Professional $300 $350
Young Lawyer $300 $350
Government- Attorney/ EP/Academic $300 $350
Solo Attorney/Small Firm $300 $350
Student $95 $350
Multi-Registration Discount (4th person and beyond) $275 NA

*For firms registering 4 people or more, at the same time, EBA will provide you a group discounted registration rate of $275 per person for the 4th person and beyond. Applies to Private and Energy Professional members only. All attendees in the group must be members. Contact for more information. 


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Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 9/16/2020, less a $50 administrative fee. The cancellation policy also applies to registration forms that are received and accepted after the deadline date. No refunds will be given after 9/16/2020. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable by 9/16/2020 (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between the member and non-member fees). Please note that regardless of the date the cancellation notice is received, no refunds will be processed until after the program. Confirmations will be sent to registrants via email if an address is provided.


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