Join the EBA Disputes and Resolutions Steering Committee on Thursday, March 31, 2021 for this year’s Enforcers and Defenders Forum!
This popular event provides a forum to discuss current issues related to enforcement and compliance in the energy sector. Our goal for this event is to share perspectives from regulators with enforcement responsibilities as well as attorneys who work with energy market participants on enforcement and compliance matters.
One of the highlights of this annual program is the Enforcers Panel, featuring key representatives from FERC, CFTC and PHMSA. This year, our panel of enforcers will discuss recent developments in energy enforcement cases, including new caselaw on disgorgement, the increasing focus on infrastructure projects and environmental concerns.
Our second panel will focus on FERC’s Penalty Guidelines. Given that the Guidelines have been in place for over a decade, the panel will give members of the defense bar (plus a representative from FERC) the opportunity to reflect on the impact the Penalty Guidelines have had on enforcement cases and to discuss what role the Guidelines should play and how they could be adjusted going forward.
After the event, join us for a happy hour reception where you can connect with other professionals in the energy enforcement space. Please note that in order to promote open conversations, this event is not open to the press and is not being recorded.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1440 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM: Enforcers' insights on recent legal developments
Officials from FERC, the CFTC, and PHMSA will share their perspectives on recent developments in enforcement cases with potential implications for energy market participants, including new caselaw on disgorgement, the increasing focus on infrastructure projects and environmental concerns.
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm: reflections on ferc's civil penalty guidelines
FERC’s Penalty Guidelines have now been in place for over a decade. The Defenders panel will give members of the defense bar (plus a representative from FERC) the opportunity to reflect on the impact the Penalty Guidelines have had on enforcement cases and to discuss what role the Guidelines should play and how they could be adjusted going forward
|Charles R. Mills
|John N. Estes III
Partner, Energy Regulations & Litigation
Deputy Director, Division of Investigations, Office of Enforcement
Partner, Energy Enforcement
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EBA COVID-19 POLICY
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, EBA has focused on protecting the health and safety of our members, employees, and their families. As we resume in-person EBA meetings, we are extending our health and safety commitment to our meeting attendees, speakers, and other stakeholders.
It is imperative that we all continue to take the precautions necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19, which will allow EBA to offer high quality programs and valuable networking opportunities gained from in-person events.
EBA strongly recommends that anyone attending an EBA-hosted meeting be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. EBA staff are fully vaccinated, and it is expected that hotel staff and vendors are fully vaccinated.
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You must pre-register for on-site attendance. No registration fee refunds will be granted for cancellations received after March 24, 2022. In order to receive a refund (less $10 administrative fee), the EBA must receive your written notice of cancellation two days before the proposed panel date. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute for the entire program. EBA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Send a cancellation request by email to Olivia Dwelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (202) 833-5596.
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