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Navigating the New Era of FERC Enforcement

Speaker(s): Ed Zabrocki, Geof Hobday, Joseph Bowring, Kenneth Irvin, Martin Ramirez, Sandra E. Rizzo
Recorded on: Feb. 12, 2018
PLI Program #: 241822

Ed Zabrocki is a Managing Director and Counsel at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and works in the Law & Compliance Department’s Institutional Sales and Trading Practice Group.  Mr. Zabrocki joined Morgan Stanley in 2000.

Mr. Zabrocki provides legal coverage to Morgan Stanley’s North American commodities business, including exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives, physical forwards and financial transactions in electricity, natural gas, environmental attributes, petroleum and petroleum products, indices and metals.  He also has had extensive experience in structured transactions involving project-based finance, monetization of long-term power supply contracts and volumetric production payments.

Mr. Zabrocki graduated from Georgetown University in 1988 and received his master’s degree in Finance from New York University in 1991 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1995.  Prior to attending law school, he was an Associate Director in the Capital Markets Sales Group at Midland Montagu, the investment banking division of Midland Bank plc.

Geof Hobday is the Director of the Division of Investigations within the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Geof has been with the Commission ten years and was both a branch chief and a line attorney before assuming his current position in December 2016.  Geof also served as a legal advisor to FERC Chairman Norman Bay in 2016.

Geof graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. After graduation, he served as an energy regulatory attorney at Long Aldridge & Norman and Hogan & Hartson before joining FERC in 2009.