Energy & Commodities

In addition to "expertise in energy and commodity enforcement defense, regulatory work and compliance issues," the "team also possesses extensive expertise in structured finance and M&A matters, and has expert knowledge of energy derivatives" - Chambers USA

Cadwalader’s leading energy and commodities team has broad and deep experience in all forms of complex regulatory, compliance, transactional, investigations, and enforcement defense matters involving energy, metals, and agricultural commodities and related listed and over-the-counter derivatives.  We provide counsel to leading U.S. and international financial institutions; investment funds; oil, power and natural gas companies, producers, and developers; industrial and commercial customers; trade associations; commodity marketers; exchanges and clearing organizations.

Regulation & Compliance: We have extensive experience representing clients in all types of regulatory matters, including those before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), multiple state public utility commissions (PUCs), as well as regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs).

Investigations: We regularly represent clients before the CFTC, FERC, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), congressional committees, and in investigations performed by foreign regulators. We also advise on compliance and enforcement issues before NERC, and certain state PUCs.

Transactions: Our team has wide-ranging and extensive experience in all forms of complex transactional matters involving the energy, agriculture, metals and derivatives sectors and advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities, private equity, structured transactions, all forms of debt finance, as well as restructuring should the need arise.

Renewables: We have more than two decades of experience in the renewable and alternative power project development and finance, emissions control and trading, energy efficiency and demand response, and the energy trading industries, giving our team an unparalleled understanding of the transformative impact of energy and climate change on international business.

We offer clients practical insights into the evolving regulatory, business, and legal issues affecting the global energy and commodities markets. Many of the leading lawyers who comprise the team were previously affiliated with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and commodity trading businesses.  They are also long-time members of leading industry organizations, such as the American Bar Association’s Derivatives and Futures Law Committee, the Energy Bar Association, the Futures Industry Association Law and Compliance Division, SIFMA, and ISDA, giving them unique insight into, and knowledge of, this increasingly competitive and regulated industry.

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Baldwin, Jana V.T. Special Counsel Washington
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Billinson, George D. Counsel Washington
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Greenberg, Andrew M. Associate New York
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Haskell, Mark R. Partner Washington
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Perez, Tania S. Partner New York
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Rahman, Lamiya Associate Washington
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Risell, Adam Z. Associate Washington
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Schonback Garbien, Danielle Special Counsel New York
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Shipp, Bryan Associate New York
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Snyder, Brett Special Counsel Washington
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Treanor, Mary Associate Washington
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