Branko Terzic, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC to Speak at KC's Event

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 11, 2017 - The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Branko Terzic, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "The FERC's Anti-Market Manipulation Rule: Trends and Developments LIVE Webcast".

    About Branko Terzic
    Branko Terzic is a Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group (BRG) LLC and a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center in Washington, DC. His service in government includes that of Commissioner on the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commissioner on the State of Wisconsin Public Service Commission and Chairman of the State of Wisconsin Racing Board. In business prior to joining BRG, Terzic served as Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions ; Global Regulatory Policy Leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP; Chairman, President and CEO of Yankee Energy System, Inc.: Managing Director Arthur Andersen Economic Consulting, Special Investigations Engineer at Wisconsin Electric Power Company and as a management consultant. He has been a member of the National Petroleum Council and National Coal Council and is a former Chairman of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production. A frequent speaker at industry forums and a prolific writer Terzic currently appears regularly on CNN International and Fox Business TV programs. Terzic was elected to the Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame (2009) and was honored with the "Champion Award" by The Women's Council on Energy and Environment (2008) as well as other industry awards. Dr. Terzic appears regularly as a commentator on global oil and energy issues for CNN International and FOX Business channels. He is a faculty member of the Washington Campus consortium of 16 MBA schools, is a founder of the Society of Depreciation Professionals and member of the ASME, AEE, IAEE, Energy Bar Association and other organizations. Branko Terzic holds a BS in Energy Engineering and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Sciences Engineering degree both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    About Berkeley Research Group, LLC
    Berkeley Research Group is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world.

    BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate.

    Event Synopsis:
    In less than a month, on July 21 and August 10, two federal District Court rulings stated that a "de novo" review of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) enforcement cases will not suffice for the penalty enforcement proceedings of the Commission. From Latin, which means "over again" or "from the new", a de novo review entails a court to conclude on a case without reference to the legal decisions undertaken by the previous court that handled it. Ruling on matters of law without reference to the latter's findings, the concluding court may, however, refer to the previous investigators' compiled records to determine and review the facts and other evidences. As such, FERC's enforcement targets, according to federal District Courts will be given a full civil trial and will be treated as ordinary civil action.

    Two significant cases which involved big names in the energy sector have been hotly debated in several of the FERC's market manipulation cases. In its July 21-decision, Federal District of Massachusetts Judge Mastroianni denied Maxim Power Corp.'s motion to dismiss FERC's petition for an order that affirmed its Order Assessing Civil Penalties but pointed that the review of the assessed civil penalty pursuant to FPA Section 31(d)(3) will be treated as an ordinary civil action requiring a trial de novo. Whereas in its August 10 decision, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge John Bates stressed that the court cannot simply depend on the commission's compiled records when deciding on the existing cases.

    Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding the FERC's Anti-Market Manipulation Rule. This LIVE webcast aims to help you be well-versed of the latest trends and developments in the energy industry, as well as better understand the legal aspects of FERC's enforcement cases.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    -Overview of the Section 31(d)(3) of the Federal Power Act (FPA)
    -The De Novo Review Standard in FPA
    -Background of the District Court Rulings
    -FERC Anti-Manipulation Enforcement Targets
    -Scrutiny of the Two Significant Cases
    -FERC v. Maxim Power Corp.
    -FERC v. City Power

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
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