Doron F. Ezickson

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2430

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Practice Areas

  • Business Fraud & White Collar Defense
  • Commodities & Futures Regulation
  • Energy & Commodities
  • Energy & Commodities Investigations
  • Energy & Commodities Regulation & Compliance
  • Litigation
  • Renewables
  • Swap Regulation
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2430
Fax: 202 862 2400
University Dartmouth College, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985
Admitted1986, Pennsylvania; 1987, Massachusetts; 1989, District of Columbia

Doron Ezickson's energy and commodities practice involves a wide array of U.S. and EU regulatory and compliance issues relating to the development and operation of wholesale energy and agriculture markets and related financial products. Experienced in regulatory and enforcement matters before the CFTC and FERC, Doron is actively involved in counseling commodities clients on the domestic and extraterritorial impact of The Dodd-Frank Act and on EU regulatory proposals including MIFID II, EMIR, REMIT and MAD.

Doron has been involved in numerous U.S. and EU government proceedings concerning the transition to competitive commodities markets, the design and operation of both physical and financial markets, market competition and manipulation issues and disputes over market structure and operations. He regularly conducts compliance training on commodities regulatory issues relating to trading futures, swaps and physical commodities and is experienced at internal investigations on issues of concern to energy and agriculture physical and financial trading operations.

A frequent author and lecturer on commodities topics, Doron has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Europe and in Marquis Who's Who in American Law, and has achieved an AV peer rating, the highest peer review rating compiled by Martindale Hubbell. He is a member of the FIA Law and Compliance Committee, the FOA and the Energy Bar Association.

Formerly the Deputy Chief of Staff/Chief of Operations to former Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld, Doron was responsible for management of the governor's office operations, coordination of Cabinet activities, and policy development and implementation, including energy and environmental policy. He is also the former executive director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment.

Doron received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was an articles editor for the Boston University Law Review. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the D.C. Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts and Pennsylvania (inactive), and is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and several additional appellate and district courts. Doron practiced commodities law in London as a foreign registered attorney from 2006 to 2012.

Representative Publications:

•Washington - We Have a Problem, Commodities Now (December 2012)
•Multiple client updates on REMIT, MiFID and EMIR (2012-13)
•Adopting the US Standard - How Compliance has been Pushed to the Frontline for Commodities Trading Companies in the UK & Europe, Commodities Now (June 2010)
•Cross Border Energy Regulatory and Legislative Update (October 2009)
•Renewable Mandates Should Trump Cap-and-Trade, International News (Issue 3 2009)
•Prepare for Regulation, IFLR (March 2008)
•Energy Trading: New Cops on the Beat, Bloomberg European Law Journal (December 2007)
•Exposure Management: Key Issues Affecting Energy Exchange Credit Risk Policy and Procedures, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (July/August 2007)
•Commodities Trading & the UK Market Abuse Regime: Following the US Lead?, Commodities Now (June 2007)
•European Exchange Credit Risk Management in the Power Day Ahead Markets, Futures Industry (May/June 2007)
•FERC's New Anti-Manipulation Regime for Electricity and Natural Gas Transactions: Mixing Apples and Oranges, LegalWorks: Futures and Derivatives Law Report (Vol 26, #3, March 2006)

News Releases

• Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards Nov 21, 2013

• Cadwalader Expands D.C. Office With Launch of Energy and Commodities Advisory Practice Jan 20, 2011

• Doron Ezickson Joins Cadwalader to Establish UK Energy and Commodities Practice Jan 20, 2011

Recent Press

• Dealers Opt to Break Reporting Rules in Privacy Clash Jun 03, 2014

• CFTC Swap Trader Guidance Exempts Some Jul 10, 2012


• Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards Nov 21, 2013

Clients & Friends Memos

• New MiFID I Consultation Paper Creates Further Challenges for Commodity Market Participants Oct 14, 2014

• REMIT Draft Implementing Acts Further Define Data Reporting Obligations Aug 15, 2014

• Recent UK Proposals Emphasise Importance of REMIT Compliance for Energy Firms Aug 14, 2014

• ACER 2014 REMIT Report Confirms Continued Inquiries into Market Conduct Jun 23, 2014

• FERC Orders Evidentiary Hearing for Alleged Market Manipulation by BP May 19, 2014

• EMIR Clearing and Margin Consultation Paper Proposes Rules Which Will Impose Substantial Trading Costs on Market Participants May 08, 2014

• Cross-Border RTS Starts Countdown for EMIR Obligations for Non-EU Counterparties Apr 11, 2014

• FERC Enforcement Director Calls for Legislative Fix to Address Hunter Decision Jan 24, 2014

• Markets in Financial Instruments Directive: Agreement in Principle on Revised European Rules Jan 17, 2014

• FERC and CFTC Reach Agreement on Information Sharing and Jurisdiction Jan 07, 2014

• 2013 FERC Report Confirms Increased Enforcement Activity Dec 09, 2013

• ESMA Authorises Trade Repositories Nov 08, 2013

• First Ever Admission of Violation in FERC Manipulation Action Nov 20, 2012

• Revisions to CFTC Cross Border Guidance Discussed by Global Regulators at GMAC Meeting Nov 12, 2012

• CFTC Adopts Final Rules and Interpretations Further Defining Products and Final End-User Clearing Exception Rule; Proposes Clearing Exception for Swaps Entered into by Certain Cooperatives Jul 11, 2012

• MiFID and MiFIR on Algorithmic Trading - and - Provision of Services AND Establishment of Branches by Third Country Firms Oct 31, 2011

• MiFID and MiFIR on Supervision of Products - and - Circuit Breakers Oct 28, 2011

• European Commission Unveils Plans to Boost Energy Networks in Europe Oct 27, 2011

• MiFID on Client Categorisation and Transactions with 'Eligible Counterparties' - and - Organised Trading Facilities Oct 27, 2011

• MiFIR on Pre and Post-Trading Transparency for Equities, Equity-Like Instruments, Structured Products, Bonds, Emission Allowances and Derivatives Oct 26, 2011

• MiFID and MiFIR on the Obligation to Trade Derivatives on Regulated Markets and Revisions to the Best Execution Regime Oct 25, 2011

• MiFID and MiFIR on Position Limits and Position Reporting for Commodities Derivatives and Emissions Trading Oct 24, 2011

• CFTC Chairman Discusses Derivatives Reform in London Oct 21, 2011

• Adoption of New Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) Oct 21, 2011

• The Proposed Revision of the Market Abuse Directive Oct 07, 2011

• Global Trade Associations Warn of Potential Pitfalls of New Derivatives Regulations Jul 06, 2011

• The Bribery Act 2010: Are You Ready? Jun 30, 2011

• The MiFID Review and What it Means For Commodities Apr 12, 2011


• Washington - We Have a Problem Dec 01, 2012


• 2013 Energy & Commodities Conference Oct 10, 2013 (Also at London, England Office)


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FERC Orders Evidentiary Hearing for Alleged Market Manipulation by BP
Doron F. Ezickson,Terence T. Healey,Kenneth W. Irvin,Gregory K. Lawrence,Paul J. Pantano, May 29, 2014
On May 15, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order setting an evidentiary hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) to determine whether BP America Inc., BP Corporation North America Inc., BP America Production Company, and BP Energy Company (collectively, BP)...

EMIR Clearing and Margin Consultation Paper Proposes Rules Which Will Impose Substantial Trading Costs on Market Participants
Assia Damianova,Doron F. Ezickson,Nick Shiren,Adam Topping, May 15, 2014
The European Market Infrastructure Regulation ("EMIR") imposes a number of risk mitigation techniques on counterparties to uncleared swaps. Some of those involve much tighter operational procedures (such as the rules for timely confirmations, portfolio reconciliation and dispute...

Cross-Border RTS Starts Countdown for EMIR Obligations for Non-EU Counterparties
Assia Damianova,Doron F. Ezickson,Nick Shiren,Adam Topping, April 21, 2014
OTC derivative contracts which have a counterparty located outside of the European Union (“EU”) may now be subject to the requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”).

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