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Provided by Michael W Brooks

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Practice focuses on energy, commodities and derivatives law. Represents energy companies and commodity trading companies in a wide variety of commercial, regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters and routinely advises clients regarding federal rules and regulations governing the trading, ownership, transportation and transmission of energy commodities. Counsels clients regarding emerging technologies and related privacy, cybersecurity, commercial and regulatory issues.

Also conducts internal compliance reviews and trainings, and works with clients to develop effective compliance programs and collaborates with commercial teams to structure large commodity transactions and acquisitions to comply with FERC and CFTC regulations. Advises clients regarding compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and the US Federal Trade Commission’s petroleum market manipulation regulations.

Professional Memberships

Energy Bar Association

Personal

JD, George Mason University School of Law, 2005, magna cum laude; BA, College of William & Mary, 1998

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Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) - USA
5
Band 5

Michael Brooks has a wealth of regulatory expertise and is frequently retained to advise on internal compliance reviews.
"An articulate writer with a strong depth of knowledge when it comes to FERC and the CFTC, particularly with questions related to compliance."

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