Ken Irvin, a co-leader of Sidley’s global Energy practice, represents clients on a variety of regulatory, enforcement, compliance and transactional matters involving the U.S. wholesale electricity and natural gas markets. Ken has extensive experience representing clients in regulatory and investigations proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and multiple state energy regulatory agencies, which includes handling FERC enforcement matters and self-reports. Ken regularly advises energy traders and marketers on physical and financial wholesale power and gas transactions, mergers and asset acquisition approvals, regional energy market rules and tariff requirements, power purchase and sale agreements, and issues related to the design and operation of wholesale energy and capacity markets. Ken also advises energy companies, marketers, financial institutions, private equity funds and institutional investors and advisors on regulatory requirements under the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act and the creation and implementation of robust compliance programs.
In addition to helping clients ensure compliance with FERC and Commodity Futures Trading Commission requirements, Ken provides counsel on hedging and credit risks, contract structures and disputes, arbitrations, bankruptcy, non-performing assets and regulatory issues involving energy and commodities trading.