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CFTC Proposes to Amend Whistleblower Rules to Provide Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Authority

Derivatives, Employment, Litigation The CFTC has proposed amendments to its whistleblower rules that reinterpret its anti-retaliation authority and proposes appropriate rule amendments to implement that authority. When the CFTC initially adopted its whistleblower rules, the CFTC was asked to clarify its enforcement authority over retaliation against whistleblowers. Citing the private right of action for whistleblowers created by Commodity... Read more →

by   |   September 1, 2016

CFTC Supplemental Proposal Would Authorize Exchanges to Administer More Flexible Approach to Bona Fide Hedge Exemption to Position Limits

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has published a proposed supplement to its December 2013 proposed rule on position limits* that would, among other things, authorize designated contract markets and swap... Read more →

by   |   June 14, 2016

CFTC Proposes Guidance Clarifying that Certain Electric Capacity and Natural Gas Peaking Contracts are not “Swaps”

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has proposed guidance that certain capacity contracts in electric power markets and certain natural gas peaking supply contracts should not be considered... Read more →

by   |   April 5, 2016

CFTC Collects $2.69 Million in Spoofing Action

Derivatives, Litigation The CFTC announced that a federal court in New York issued a Consent Order imposing a permanent injunction against CFTC Defendants Heet Khara and Nasim Salim, residents of the... Read more →

by   |   April 5, 2016