2019 Enforcers and Defenders Forum

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20052



Registration Form (PDF)

 Program Overview

The Compliance and Enforcement Committee of the Energy Bar Association presents the 2019 Enforcers and Defenders Forum. The Defenders panel will address the development and implementation of internal compliance and monitoring programs designed to ensure compliance with regulatory and company standards, with a focus on internal detection techniques and mechanisms, and will include representatives from Calpine, the Intercontinental Exchange, and Tenaska.  The Forum also will present its popular Enforcers Panel with key representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and ReliabilityFirst Corporation, addressing relevant enforcement and compliance issues for 2019 and other timely topics.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Registration and Sign-In

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Defenders Panel

Moderator:  David Berman, Attorney, Wright & Talisman, P.C.


  • Frank Hayden, Vice President, Trading Compliance, Calpine Corporation
  • Drew J. Fossum, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Tenaska Inc.
  • Jason Fusco, Assistant General Counsel – Market Regulation, ICE Futures US/Intercontinental Exchange [to be confirmed]

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  BREAK

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Enforcers Panel

Moderator:  Daniel Archuleta, Attorney, Troutman Sanders LLP


  • Paul G. Hayeck, Deputy Director, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Larry R. Parkinson, Director, Office of Enforcement, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Kristen Senk, Managing Enforcement Counsel, ReliabilityFirst Corporation
  • Paul Roberti, Chief Counsel, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Networking Reception



The George Washington University Law School
Moot Court Room, 2000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Closest metro: Foggy Bottom station; Parking: street/parking garages


  • Frank Hayden, Vice President, Trading Compliance, Calpine Corporation

Frank Hayden has been in the industry since 1987 and currently serves as Vice President of Trading Compliance for Calpine. Mr. Hayden is charged with developing a trading compliance control framework and market monitoring program. He directs overall corporate strategy regarding commercial compliance. His deep experience includes energy trading, assurance risk assessments, risk management, utility asset management, banking and energy trading compliance. During his career, Frank remains focused on enabling organizations with a transparent decision-making framework increasing the effectiveness of compliance programs, risk management and overall efficiency of capital allocation. Mr. Hayden is a co-founder of the Professional Risk Manager's International Association.


  • Drew J. Fossum, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Tenaska Inc.

Drew J. Fossum is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Tenaska and its affiliates.  He is responsible for assuring that Tenaska’s businesses fully comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. He also manages the company’s involvement in litigated proceedings and is responsible for structuring and negotiating significant transactions.  He is a member of Tenaska’s Board of Stakeholders and is involved in strategic planning activities, as well as serves on various management committees associated with Tenaska business units.  Mr. Fossum has extensive experience in the energy and natural gas industries. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president and general counsel at Tenaska Marketing Ventures, Tenaska’s natural gas marketing affiliate.  Before joining Tenaska, Mr. Fossum was senior vice president and chief legal officer of Panhandle Energy, senior vice president and general counsel of CrossCountry Energy and vice president and general counsel of Northern Natural Gas Company and Transwestern Pipeline Company.  Mr. Fossum holds a J.D. from Southern Methodist University and graduated with a B.A. in government and international affairs from Augustana College.


  • Jason Fusco, Assistant General Counsel – Market Regulation, ICE Futures US/Intercontinental Exchange [to be confirmed]

Mr. Fusco has been with ICE Futures US/Intercontinental Exchange as Assistant General Counsel – Market Regulation at ICE since 2005.  Prior to ICE, he was an associate at Florio & Kenny, LLC and was a law clerk at Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, PC.  For more than five years, Mr. Fusco served as a Senior Compliance Investigator at the New York Board of Trade until August 2003.  He holds a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and is a graduate of Marist College.


  • Paul G. Hayeck, Deputy Director, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Paul G. Hayeck is a Deputy Director for the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Hayeck joined the Commission in 1999 as a Senior Trial Attorney.  He has appeared in numerous federal district courts as litigation counsel for enforcement cases on behalf of the Commission. His cases have involved issues including market manipulation and fraud.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law where he teaches Regulation of Derivatives. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Hayeck was a partner in a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts, where he focused on commercial litigation. He holds an LL.M. in Banking Law and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

  • Larry R. Parkinson, Director, Office of Enforcement, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Larry R. Parkinson is the Director of the Office of Enforcement. From March 2010 to April 2015, he served as Director of the Division of Investigations in the Office of Enforcement. Before joining FERC, Mr. Parkinson served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior, General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, General Counsel of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, litigation associate at Ropes & Gray, and law clerk to the Honorable William G. Young of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts. Mr. Parkinson is a graduate of Northern State University and Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before law school, he worked for four years on Capitol Hill as a staff member to two congressmen and as a subcommittee minority staff director.


  • Kristen Senk, Managing Enforcement Counsel, ReliabilityFirst Corporation

Kristen Senk is the Managing Enforcement Counsel at ReliabilityFirst Corporation. In this role, she is primarily responsible for managing the Enforcement team to ensure timely, consistent, and fair resolution of enforcement activities. She also works with the legal and regulatory affairs group on in-house matters as well as representing ReliabilityFirst’s interests externally. Ms. Senk came to ReliabilityFirst after four years of working as a trial lawyer at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, where she handled a variety of cases from contract disputes to product liability to consumer-protection cases. Prior to her work as a trial lawyer, Ms. Senk worked for Judge John Adams in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She has a B.A. from Walsh University and a J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law.


  • Paul Roberti, Chief Counsel, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Paul Roberti was sworn in as PHMSA’s Chief Counsel on March 27, 2018. Previously, he was an Executive Director at Ernst & Young (EY) where he was a member of the firm’s Advisory practice specializing in power and utilities. Prior to EY, he served seven years as a Commissioner on the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission.  During that period, he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), where he also served as Chairman of the Pipeline Safety Task Force and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Gas.  He was a member of the Board of Directors at NARUC and the National Regulatory Research Institute. 

Mr. Roberti served two terms on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and was also a member of the Public Interest Advisory Committee at the Gas Technology Institute, and Chairman of the Advisory Committee at New Mexico State University’s Center for Public Utilities. Mr. Roberti previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Regulatory Division at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. Before the Attorney General’s Office, he was engaged in the private practice of law.  He was a Law Clerk to Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Donald F. Shea, after graduating from Suffolk University School of Law.  He received a Chemistry degree from the College of the Holy Cross.




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Non-Members//Private                                      $95  
EBA Members//Government/Academic            $60 
Non-Members//Government/Academic            $65  
EBA Student Members                                     $0
Students//Non-Members                                   $20


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