Last week the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a notice of proposed order and request for comment proposing to allow a private right of action to enforce violations of the anti-manipulation, anti-fraud or scienter based provisions (Anti-fraud provisions) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) in organized electricity markets. The proposal is a controversial reversal of policy that critics say could open electricity market participants to increased costs and liability. Continue Reading CFTC Proposes Reversing Course, Granting Private Right of Action in Energy Market Manipulation
Robert (Rob) Lamkin represents energy trading firms, electric power generators, renewables project developers and other energy industry participants in energy trading and energy regulatory matters. Rob regularly represents clients in a variety of wholesale and retail energy trading matters, including negotiation of energy trading documentation (International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) and Western System Power Pool (WSPP) master agreements), physical and financial trade documentation, energy management agreements, and other agreements related to power production and energy trading. Read Robert Lamkin's full bio.