Meghan R. Gruebner

Meghan R. Gruebner: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Biography

Meghan Gruebner counsels clients on regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters arising from financial trading of commodity derivatives under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Commodity Exchange Act, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations and physical trading of power, natural gas, and crude subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She also advises energy clients on the development, construction, financing, acquisition, divestiture, and operation of generation and transmission facilities across the United States.

Before joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), Meghan worked as an energy associate at a Washington, D.C. law firm. She also served as attorney adviser to the Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) at FERC. While there, she supported these judges in an array of electric, oil pipeline and natural gas administrative hearings and settlement proceedings involving issues under the Federal Power Act, Natural Gas Act, and Interstate Commerce Act. Her work included analyzing transmission and market structures of the electric power industry and interstate natural gas and oil pipeline rates and terms and conditions of service.

Meghan is a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Derivatives, Oil and Gas Pipeline, Electric, and Electric Reliability practice groups.

Experience

“I represent a cross-industry group in addressing policy and regulatory matters under CFTC proposals and final rulemakings promulgated by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act.”

Experience

Advised firms on qualifying facility (QF) and other PURPA matters.
Advised on FERC and DOE filing and reporting requirements.
Aided clients with compliance audits and other government investigations.
Helped companies develop compliance procedures.
Advised companies on compliance self-reports.
Aided companies with compliance training.
Advised on acquisition of North American retail and wholesale trading operations.
Advised public companies on OTC derivatives transactions and Dodd-Frank Act compliance.
Advised public companies in connection with CFTC inquiries related to position limits and market manipulation.
Represents Hunt Power in electric infrastructure development projects throughout the Southwest, including FERC, Bureau of Land Management and state authorizations necessary to construct and operate electrical transmission facilities.
Represented electric utilities and large industrial energy users in rate proceedings and other PUCT matters.
Represented an independent power producer, an electric utility and industrial end users in Natural Gas Act section 4 and section 5 matters, and in rulemakings before FERC.
Advised power marketing clients on state regulatory requirements applicable to sales or transfers of retail power marketing businesses.

Publications

“To support effective and efficient compliance efforts, industry participants should participate in stakeholder processes and, if appropriate, seek guidance from NERC and FERC.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Federal judge finds in favor of defendants Donald Wilson and DRW Investments, LLC in market manipulation case brought by the CFTC (December 5, 2018)
On November 30, 2018, nearly two years after the trial concluded, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York found in favor of Defendants Donald R. Wilson (Wilson) and his ...

Legal Alert: FERC orders natural gas pipelines to address federal income tax changes (July 24, 2018)
On July 18, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued orders (i) adopting procedures to implement the federal corporate income tax rate reduction in natural gas pipeline rates, and (ii) ...

Legal Alert: FERC issues NOI seeking stakeholder input on natural gas transportation facility certification process (April 23, 2018)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) initiating a review of FERC’s 1999 Policy Statement on the certification of new natural gas transportation ...

Legal Alert: FERC eliminates tax allowances for MLP pipelines, proposes tax-related rate reviews (March 20, 2018)
On March 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued important orders regarding two significant tax-related rate matters affecting interstate oil and natural gas pipelines. The ...

Legal Alert: The Deadline for Compliance With the U.S. Variation Margin Rules Is Approaching! Are You Ready? (December 20, 2016)
The requirement that non-cleared swaps be fully margined, which is one of the last pillars of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), will take effect ...

Legal Alert: FERC Seeks Comments on Double Recovery Resulting from Current Income Tax Allowance and Rate of Return Policies (December 19, 2016)
On December 15, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comments on how to address any potential double recovery that may result from the ...

Legal Alert: ISDA Publishes Variation Margin Protocol (August 23, 2016)
On August 16, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA 2016 Variation Margin Protocol (VM Protocol). The VM Protocol is intended as a tool to help ...

Legal Alert: D.C. Circuit Questions FERC’s Policy Statement on Income Tax Allowances (July 6, 2016)
On July 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its opinion in United Airlines, Inc., et al. v. FERC. This oil pipeline rate case appeal involves SFPP, L.P., a ...

Legal Alert: CFTC Intermediaries to Adopt and Implement Cybersecurity Programs by March 1, 2016 (February 29, 2016)
Commencing March 1, 2016, all commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, futures commission merchants, retail foreign exchange dealers, introducing brokers, major swap participants and ...

Legal Alert: CFTC and EU Regulators Agree on a Common Approach for the Regulation of CCPs (February 12, 2016)
Earlier this week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and European regulators announced that they have reached agreement on a “common approach” regarding requirements for central ...

Articles

Costs of FERC Market Surveillance Rule Could Be Shocking (November 2, 2015)
Law360
Under new rules proposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the operators of centralized wholesale power markets would be required to collect and provide to FERC a broad range of ...

A Practical Approach to Global Derivatives Reform (November 2013)
Banking & Financial Services
New guidance from the CFTC on the regulation of cross-border swaps addresses swap dealer registration, entity and transaction-level requirements, and substituted compliance. EU authorities have also ...

Get Ready For Round 2 Of CFTC's Rule On Position Limits (October 31, 2013)
Energy Law360
In “Get Ready For Round 2 Of CFTC's Rule On Position Limits,” published on Law360’s Energy wire, Sutherland associates Meghan Gruebner and Alexander Holtan write in anticipation of the CFTC ...

End-Users Let Out a Sigh of Relief (April 17, 2013)
Energy Law360
On April 9, 2013, just one day before the April 10, 2013, end-user compliance date for swap reporting and record keeping under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and ...

Know Your Swap Reporting Rules Before April 10 (March 22, 2013)
Energy Law360
On April 10, commercial end-users must begin reporting and maintaining records on all swaps to which they are counterparties. In a new article in Law360, Sutherland Associates Meghan Gruebner and ...

Mounting Compliance Challenges Under New CIP Standards (May 24, 2012)
Reprinted with permission from Energy Law360
New criteria approved in April 2012 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will impose cybersecurity standards on additional generating, transmission and other facilities critical to the ...

Delaware’s Answer to Management Deadlock in the Limited Liability Company: Judicial Dissolution (2007)
Journal of Corporation Law (Volume 32, 2007)

Presentations

“I help my clients navigate through the web of Dodd-Frank rules and regulations, which have caused significant compliance issues for the derivatives market.”

Presentations

Hedging in Natural Gas Markets (September 28, 2017)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Market Oversight
Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Michael Sweeney and Meghan Gruebner present “Hedging in Natural Gas Markets” to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight on ...

A Review of the CFTC’s Fourth Attempt to Establish Federal Position Limits for Derivatives (February 15, 2017)
Association of Corporate Counsel
For the fourth time since the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a proposed rulemaking that would establish federal position limits for ...

Dodd-Frank Update (October 8, 2015)
American Petroleum Institute Risk Subcommittee
Sutherland attorneys David McIndoe and Meghan Gruebner present “Dodd-Frank Update” to the American Petroleum Institute Risk Subcommittee on October 8, 2015.

Digging In (July 19, 2016)
Sutherland Scholars
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner presents Digging In at the 2016 Sutherland Scholars program on July 19,2016, in Washington, DC.

Dodd-Frank Update (November 6, 2014)
American Petroleum Institute Risk Subcommittee
Sutherland attorneys Michael Sweeney and Meghan Gruebner present “Dodd-Frank Update” to the American Petroleum Institute Risk Subcommittee on November 6, 2014.

I'm an Electric Cooperative: Does Dodd-Frank Apply to Me? (July 15, 2014)
While the Dodd-Frank Act is intended to implement derivatives reform, its breadth is expansive and far-reaching. The commercial activities of physical commodity participants in power markets could ...

Dodd-Frank Update (June 4, 2014)
American Petroleum Institute Risk Subcommittee
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner presents “Dodd-Frank Update” to the American Petroleum Institute Risk Subcommittee on June 4, 2014.

Webcast: Round 2 - CFTC Rulemaking on Position Limits for Derivatives (January 30, 2014)
Sutherland attorneys Michael Sweeney and Meghan Gruebner will present the basic framework of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) recent proposed rulemaking on position limits for ...

Crude Oil and Refined Products: Trading Introduction to Purchase and Sale, Transportation, Storage, and Commercial Issues (September 25, 2013)
CLE Presentation, Shell Oil Company

Current Issues for Energy Companies Under U.S. Derivatives Reform (June 2013)
American Petroleum Institute Risk Subcommittee
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner presents “Current Issues for Energy Companies Under U.S. Derivatives Reform” to the American Petroleum Institute Risk Subcommittee on June 1, 2013.

News

“While challenging, energy firms must do what they can to comply with and operate under U.S. derivatives reform imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act.”

In the News

A Leadership Change May Tip Scale On CFTC Policies; Position Limits Pending (December 26, 2016)
Platts Inside FERC
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in this Platts Inside FERC article regarding the pending Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) position limits regulation and how the new ...

CFTC Tries to Rein in Automated Trading Rule (November 8, 2016)
Platts Gas Daily
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in this Platts Gas Daily article regarding the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) decision to issue a supplemental rule regulating ...

Massad Floats Tweaks to Multiple CFTC Policies, Eyes New Approach on Capital Requirements (October 31, 2016)
Platts Inside FERC
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in this Platts Inside FERC article discussing recent statements made by U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Massad regarding the ...

FERC Takes Second Stab at Surveillance Rule (July 22, 2016)
Platts Megawatt Daily and Platts Inside FERC
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in articles for Platts Megawatt Daily and Platts Inside FERC regarding revisions to the proposed market surveillance rule (RM15-23), a new reporting ...

CFTC Automated Trading Proposal Worries Energy Firms (April 22, 2016)
Energy Risk
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in an Energy Risk article regarding the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s proposal to regulate algorithmic trading. Among other things, Meghan ...

CFTC Fines Global Financial Services Company for Reporting Errors (March 24, 2016)
Platts Megawatt Daily
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in a Platts Megawatt Daily article regarding the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) fining the units of a leading global financial services ...

CFTC Reduces Commodity Option Requirements (March 18, 2016)
Platts Megawatt Daily
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in a Platts Megawatt Daily article discussing the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) scaling back reporting requirements on trade options ...

FERC Shoots Down Call to Pull Surveillance Rule (January 15, 2016)
Platts Megawatt Daily
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in a Platts article discussing the proposed market surveillance rule (RM15-23), a new reporting regime designed to help enforcement staff detect market ...

CFTC De Minimis Report Worries U.S. Energy Firms (January 5, 2016)
Energy Risk
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is quoted in this Energy Risk article discussing a report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that sheds light on its thinking regarding the ...

10 Associates on the Secret of Success (December 23, 2015)
Law360
Sutherland attorney Meghan Gruebner is featured in this Law360 article discussing her secret to success. “The key to success for an aspiring associate extends far beyond being smart, said Meghan. ...

Press Releases

Eversheds Sutherland Elects Six New US Counsel (January 16, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce the election of six new counsel, effective January 1, 2018. “The promotion of these six outstanding lawyers continues our momentum in 2018 and our ...

Eversheds Sutherland 2016 Pro Bono Hours Add Up for Worthwhile Causes (July 31, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that its attorneys spent more than 15,000 hours on 614 pro bono matters in 2016. The cases, which ranged from contract disputes to high-profile asylum ...

Sutherland Represents Energy Power Partners on Acquisition of Talen Energy Renewable Unit (November 5, 2015)
HOUSTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm counseled California-based Energy Power Partners in closing a purchase of the renewable energy unit of Talen Energy Corp., ...

Sutherland Energy Trading Practice Continues Growth; Adds Partner Steven H. Scheinman in New York (February 28, 2012)
NEW YORK (February 28, 2012) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Steven H. Scheinman has joined the firm as a partner in the Energy and Environmental Practice Group in New ...

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Commodities Derivatives
  • Energy Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Policy & Government Affairs
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Commodities Enforcement & Investigations
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Natural Gas
  • Derivatives & Structured Products

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0933  Phone
www.eversheds-sutherland.com
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., with high honors, James B. Angell Scholar, University Honors for Academic Excellence
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, Editor, Journal of Corporation Law
Year of First Admission:
2008
Admission:
District of Columbia; 2008, Illinois
Memberships:

Professional Activities
Member, Energy Bar Association

Birth Information:
Seoul, Korea
ISLN:
919837032

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