Peter H. Rodgers

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Peter Rodgers advises energy and agricultural industry clients, primarily within the trading community, on commodity regulatory issues, on commercial matters and in federal enforcement proceedings. Peter, who began his career as a staff assistant in the United States Senate, has had major responsibility for judicial and administrative litigation, commercial counseling, environmental regulatory matters and transactional work. His 40+ years of hands-on experience in this dynamic industry extends to energy policy matters and includes the regulatory and trade laws that govern the energy business.

Peter helps clients strategically respond to internal and external investigative matters, including Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) market manipulation investigations of the crude oil, natural gas and power markets.

Peter represents a broad spectrum of U.S. and international energy and commodity companies, including significant European and Asian companies trading both energy and agricultural products. In addition, Peter counsels several major investment banking companies that trade energy and soft commodities.


“The most interesting part of this job is definitely the clients. They tend to be very entrepreneurial business people who are challenging, difficult and very smart.”


Represented oil entity in EPA reformulated gasoline enforcement proceeding.
Represented a leading independent power producer and its associated trading desk in CFTC false price reporting investigations.
Represented a multinational commodities trading company in a CFTC investigation of position limits.
Advised public companies in connection with CFTC inquiries related to position limits and market manipulation.
Advised a Fortune 100 company on proper disclosure of market information in response to a CFTC inquiry.
Represents a financial services company's commodity trading group in an FTC petroleum pricing investigation.
Represented the cotton-trading arm of a global commodities company in a CFTC market price manipulation investigation.
Defended a commodities trading company in a CFTC enforcement investigation into sugar-related transactions.
Represented an energy trading company in a CFTC investigation regarding manipulation and trading practices in the crude oil markets.
Represented an investor-owned utility in a CFTC investigation of power market manipulation.
Represented a major hedge fund in a CFTC and FERC investigation of natural gas market manipulation.
Represented senior management officials of an investor-owned utility in a CFTC investigation of false price reporting.
Represented oil importers, traders and gasoline blenders in enforcement proceedings concerning EPA’s reformulated gasoline program.
Advised an energy trading firm in an industrywide investigation of the crude oil markets.


“The biggest challenge our clients are facing today is Dodd-Frank and all of the regulatory baggage that goes with the new legislation. The challenges are not all necessarily legal problems; there are vast changes occurring in the energy markets. We have to be very nimble.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: White House Issues Guidance Advising Agencies to Assess Climate Change in NEPA Reviews (August 11, 2016)
On August 1, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued its final guidance for federal agencies on considering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in ...

Legal Alert: Generator of Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits Found Guilty in Federal Court (June 25, 2012)

Legal Alert: EPA Issues Notice of Violation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) to Green Diesel, LLC for Generating 60 Million Invalid RINs Worth $84 Million (April 30, 2012)

Legal Alert: EPA Issues Enforcement Policy on Use of 2010 and 2011 Biomass-Based Diesel Renewable Fuel Credits (March 20, 2012)

Legal Alert: EPA Issues Notice of Violation of the Renewable Fuel Standard for Generation of 48 Million Fraudulent RINs Worth Approximately $62 Million (February 2, 2012)

Legal Alert: ISDA and SIFMA Attack Position Limits in First Challenge to CFTC Rulemaking Under the Dodd-Frank Act (December 7, 2011)

Legal Alert: EPA Issues Notices of Violation of the RFS to Twenty-Four Parties (November 7, 2011)

Legal Alert: SEC Staff Evaluating the Use of Derivatives by Funds (March 26, 2010)

Legal Alert: New ISDA Papers on Collateral Practices (March 18, 2010)

Legal Alert: CFTC Proposes Position Limits for Major Energy Commodities (January 14, 2010)


Energy and Environmental Trading: Law and Tax Implications (2008)
Energy and Environmental U.S. Law and Taxation


“Eversheds Sutherland (US) is built, by design, upon knowing our clients’ businesses. Each practice-the insurance practice, the construction practice, the energy practice-is built upon intimate knowledge of what our clients companies do and how we can help them do it successfully.”


Oil Spill Liability in the U.S. and Abroad (May 7, 2013)
Association of Corporate Counsel Energy Committee
Sutherland Partners David Baay and Peter Rodgers present Oil Spill Liability in the U.S. and Abroad at Association of Corporate Counsel - Energy Committee.

2011 Argus U.S. Oil Market Regulation Summit (September 27, 2011)
Argus U.S. Oil Market Regulation Summit
Sutherland is a proud sponsor of the 2011 Argus U.S. Oil Market Regulation Summit. Partners James M. Cain, Peter H. Rodgers and Catherine M. Krupka are speaking at the event on September 27, 2011, in ...

Argus Oil Market Regulation Summit 2010 (September 1, 2010)
Sutherland Attorneys Warren N. Davis and Peter H. Rodgers are speaking at the Argus Oil Market Regulation Summit 2010, September 1, 2010, in Houston, Texas. Warren will be moderating a panel titled ...

Argus Americas Crude Summit (January 26-28, 2010)
Sutherland Partner Peter H. Rodgers is presenting at the Argus Americas Crude Summit on January 26-28, 2010.

Conference on the Regulation of Futures, Derivatives and OTC Products (May 13, 2009 - May 15, 2009)
Futures Industry Association's 31st Annual Law & Compliance Division Workshop
Sutherland attorneys Peter H. Rodgers and Warren N. Davis are speaking at the Futures Industry Association’s 31st Annual Law & Compliance Division Workshop, Conference on the Regulation of Futures, ...

Energy in the Southeast Conference (June 12-13, 2008)
Sutherland Partner Paul B. Turner is Co-Chair of the Energy in the Southeast Conference, June 12-13, 2008, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Georgia. Paul is also speaking on carbon trading ...

Energy Markets Panel (May 9, 2007 - May 11, 2007)
29th Annual Futures Industry Association (FIA) Law & Compliance Division Workshop
Peter H. Rodgers, Chair of Sutherland's Energy and Environmental Practices, will speak on the Energy Markets panel at the 29th Annual Futures Industry Association (FIA) Law & Compliance Division ...

Essential Elements of an Effective Compliance Program (March 14, 2007)
Energy Bar Association Houston Chapter CFTC Compliance Luncheon
Sutherland Partner Peter H. Rodgers is speaking at the Energy Bar Association Houston Chapter Luncheon in Houston, Texas on March 14, 2007. Peter is discussing the essential elements of an effective ...

Gasoline & Ethanol: Bearing the Political Burden (November 14, 2005 - November 15, 2005)
Platts Outlook for Gasoline, Diesel & Jet Fuel Conference
Peter Rodgers and Fabrizio Zichichi, Executive Vice President for Sutherland client Noble Americas Corp, will speak as part of a panel at the Platts Outlook for Gasoline, Diesel & Jet Fuel Conference ...

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Energy Litigation
  • Policy & Government Affairs
  • Trading & Transactions
  • Environmental
  • Nuclear
  • Trade & Sanctions
  • Renewable & Transportation Fuels
  • Commodities Enforcement & Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0883  Phone
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
Stanford Law School, J.D., Order of the Coif, Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Economics
Year of First Admission:
1973, New York; 1975, District of Columbia
Birth Information:
New York, New York, July 2, 1948

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