Doron F. Ezickson

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
EducationDartmouth College (B.A., 1981); Boston University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1985)
Admitted1986, Pennsylvania; 1987, Massachusetts; 1989, District of Columbia. (Not admitted in England)

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 & Resources


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

2014 FERC Enforcement Report Emphasizes Internal Compliance Procedures, Self-Reporting, and Importance of Cooperation

Nov 25, 2014

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 Washington, DC Office)


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New MiFID I Consultation Paper Creates Further Challenges for Commodity Market Participants
Assia Damianova,Doron F. Ezickson,Jonathan H. Flynn,Antoinette Maginness,Nick Shiren, October 22, 2014
On 29 September 2014, ESMA published a consultation paper (the Consultation Paper) seeking industry feedback for guidelines relating to certain commodity derivatives, namely those falling under C6 and C7 of Annex I of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). One of the reasons for...

REMIT Draft Implementing Acts Further Define Data Reporting Obligations
Doron F. Ezickson,Adam Topping, August 20, 2014
On 8 July 2014, the European Commission’s DG Energy published an updated draft of the implementing acts on data reporting under the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (“REMIT”). This document sets out the requirements for the reporting of wholesale...

Recent UK Proposals Emphasise Importance of REMIT Compliance for Energy Firms
Doron F. Ezickson,Adam Topping, August 20, 2014
Two recent actions demonstrate the United Kingdom’s (“UK”) continuing commitment to enforcing the European energy laws and the need for vigorous compliance efforts by market participants. Last month, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (“Ofgem”) published an open...

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