- Energy, Environmental & Commodities
- Government Enforcement & Investigations
- Regulatory & Compliance
- Policy & Government Affairs
- Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
- Trading & Transactions
- Energy & Commodities Derivatives
- Energy Litigation
- Renewable & Alternative Energy
- Trade & Sanctions
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0775|
|University ||City University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. Topics Editor, Law and Policy in International Business|
|Admitted||1976, District of Columbia; 1985, New York|
Director, Canadian American Business Council (2007-present)
|Born||Jerusalem, 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.
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)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Federal Agencies Issue Final Volcker Rule
Eric A. Arnold,Brian Barrett,Frederick R. Bellamy,James M. Cain,Jacob Dweck, December 17, 2013
On December 10, 2013, five federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued the final Volcker Rule (the...
CFTC Issues No-Action Relief and Interpretive Guidance Related to SEFs
James M. Cain,Jacob Dweck,Daphne G. Frydman,Catherine M. Krupka,David T. McIndoe, October 3, 2013
As the date for compliance with swap execution facility (SEF) registration requirements approached, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the CFTC or Commission) issued a number of no-action letters and interpretive guidance regarding the obligations of market participants, intermediaries,...
District Court without Jurisdiction over Calpine Efforts to Reject Power Contracts
Thomas M. Byrne,B. Knox Dobbins,Jacob Dweck,Richard G. Murphy,Paul Turner, March 27, 2006
A January 27, 2006 opinion by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the bankruptcy case of Calpine Corporation raises potential difficulties for future bankrupt energy companies' efforts at restructuring. Moreover, if not overturned on appeal, the ruling establishes a...
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