Jacob Dweck: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Jacob Dweck


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Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Environmental & Commodities
  • Commodities Enforcement & Investigations
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Policy & Government Affairs
  • Bankruptcy
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Trading & Transactions
  • Energy & Commodities Derivatives
  • Energy Litigation
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Trade & Sanctions
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0775
Fax: 713-654-1301
University City University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D. Topics Editor, Law and Policy in International Business
Admitted1976, District of Columbia; 1985, New York

Professional Activities
Director, Canadian American Business Council (2007-present)

BornJerusalem, Israel, February 19, 1951

Jake Dweck's diverse legal practice spans four decades and focuses on energy matters, including oil, natural gas and liquid natural gas, electric power, climate change, renewable resources and energy futures and derivatives. In each area, Jake helps major clients achieve solutions and strategies in all facets of energy-related transactions and commercial matters, regulatory and policy proceedings and dispute resolution.

Jake leads the Energy Practice Group's Government Enforcement and Investigations team, which conducts internal investigations for boards, audit committees and management. This team represents clients in connection with government investigations and enforcement matters, including proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal and state agencies.

Jake advises energy companies in their implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act requirements, including customizing trading compliance programs, manuals and other compliance activities. A member of the firm's Energy and Commodities Derivatives team, he leads compliance engagements by some of the largest energy companies, including integrated concerns, producers, midstream businesses and others.

Jake also leads the firm's trade and sanctions practice, counseling energy companies on import and export issues. His work encompasses U.S. trade sanctions and OFAC, antiboycott regulations, antibribery laws (FCPA) and other laws and regulations affecting international transactions.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents Board of Directors of an energy services company in an internal investigation of certain trading losses.
Sutherland conducts internal investigation into shale gas trading losses for asset management company.
Sutherland represents corporate officer in FERC investigation.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Burton Award for Legal Achievement for ”Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Litigation After the Energy Policy Act of 2005,“ Energy Law Journal (November 14, 2006) (2007)

Recognized as Groundbreaking Lawyer by Public Utilities Fortnightly for his work serving clients in the LNG industry (November 2009) (Also at Washington, District of Columbia)


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2015 Tax Extender Energy Industry Impacts: Extends Renewable Energy PTC and ITC, Biodiesel and Other Fuel Credits; Repeals Crude Oil Export Ban
Jacob Dweck,Dorothy Black Franzoni,Susan G. Lafferty,Beverly J. Rudy,Amish M. Shah, December 21, 2015
Late on December 15, Congress unveiled a tax extenders bill and omnibus bill that are expected to be merged into a single bill to be signed into law. The release of this legislation follows extensive negotiations involving the highest levels of Congressional leadership and White House staff. The...

FERC Five-Year Review of Oil Pipeline Rate Indexation
Jacob Dweck,Paul F. Forshay,Meghan R. Gruebner, August 5, 2015
On June 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) that proposed an adjustment to the annual indexation formula for oil pipeline rates. The NOI sought comments on a proposed indexation range between the producer price index for finished goods (PPI-FG) +...
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Jacob Dweck

1001 Fannin Street, Suite 3700
HoustonTX 77002-6760


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