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Bracewell LLP | USA | 14 May 2019

CFTC Division of Enforcement Releases First Public Enforcement Manual

On May 8, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Enforcement (DOE) published its first public Enforcement Manual

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Bracewell LLP | USA, Global | 12 Apr 2019

The Crypto Paradox: Code is Law and Consensus Rules

As the world contemplates the future of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts - including whether and how to invest in them, to transact using them

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 7 Jan 2019

“Bring Out Your Dead!” - In CFTC v. Wilson, Court Reminds CFTC that Market Manipulation Requires an Artificial Price

On November 30, 2018, a federal court rejected the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) allegations of market manipulation in CFTC v

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 26 Nov 2018

Takeaways from the FERC and CFTC Annual Enforcement Reports for Energy Companies

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) each issued their annual enforcement reports last

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 13 Jul 2018

CFTC on Aiding & Abetting

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) yesterday announced a settlement with Lansing Trading Group, LLC that resolves allegations of

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2018

The CFTC and Virtual Currencies: Amidst All the Hype, Don’t Forget “Commodity” is still a Defined Term

The Internet recently erupted with news reports and law firm legal alerts broadcasting the endorsement by a federal court of the Commodity Futures

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 12 Mar 2018

Who Is Watching The Watchmen?: CFTC Penalizes Registrant For Outsourced IT Security Lapses

On February 12, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) settled charges against AMP Global Clearing LLC (AMP), a futures commission

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 27 Nov 2017

CFTC Annual Enforcement Update

On November 22, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) released its annual enforcement report for fiscal year 2017. As in previous

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2017

FERC Annual Enforcement Update

On November 16, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) released the Office of Enforcement’s (“OE”) annual report

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 27 Sep 2017

The CFTC Wants You To Turn Yourself In

On September 25, 2017, James McDonald, Director of the Division of Enforcement (“Division”) at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or

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