Todd Schatzki, Vice President, Analysis Group, Inc. 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 Todd Schatzki, Vice President, Analysis Group, Inc. will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "The FERC's Anti-Market Manipulation Rule: Trends and Developments LIVE Webcast".

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    About Todd Schatzki
    Todd Schatzki, Vice President; Ph.D., public policy, Harvard University; M.C.P., urban studies and planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., physics, Wesleyan University

    Dr. Schatzki is an expert in energy and environmental economics and policy, with experience in electricity, natural gas, and oil markets. His work with clients includes strategic and financial assessment of market decisions, regulatory and rulemaking proceedings, and litigation. He has testified before state and federal commissions, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on a range of matters. Dr. Schatzki has also provided litigation support in several high-profile cases related to alleged energy market price manipulation, as well as other energy sector litigation, including contract disputes, shareholder derivative suits, antitrust allegations, and environmental discharges and contamination.

    Dr. Schatzki has worked extensively with ISO and RTO market operators on market design, the evaluation of proposed market rule changes, the analysis of market performance, market monitoring, and the implementation of market rules. Other areas of expertise include retail electricity markets and ratemaking, energy infrastructure, natural gas markets, and environmental regulation and damages. Dr. Schatzki's research includes reports developed for organizations such as the Electric Power Research Institute, Edison Electric Institute, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

    About Analysis Group, Inc Berkeley Research Group, LLC
    Analysis Group is one of the largest private economics consulting firms in North America, with more than 700 professionals across 11 offices in the United States, Canada, and China. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional depth of expertise.

    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
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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