Victoria Earls, Attorney, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings LLP to Speak at KC's Event

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 05, 2017 - The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Victoria Earls, Attorney, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings LLP 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 Victoria Earls
    Victoria Earls is an attorney in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington office.Victoria has represented hedge funds, financial institutions, traders, and other individuals in public and non-public investigations by FERC and the CFTC involving alleged violations of anti-fraud prohibitions, market manipulation rules, and in other enforcement matters. In addition, Victoria has represented a multitude of domestic and international individuals and business entities, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small partnerships and traders in investigations by the DOJ, SEC, various Congressional entities, and other government regulatory agencies involving alleged violations of commodities manipulation, securities, tax, fraud, antitrust, obstruction of justice, and FCPA regulations and laws.

    About Paul Hastings LLP
    In today's world of transformative change, our purpose is clear - to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world's most innovative global law firms.

    In this fast-paced, data-driven environment it's not enough to react to change, you must stay ahead of it. As one of today's fastest growing law firms, we understand the imperative for innovation, efficiency, and breakthrough performance facing leading companies - and what it takes to help our clients succeed.

    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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