Jacob
Dweck
Partner

202.383.0775

Jake Dweck’s diverse legal practice spans four decades and focuses on energy matters, including oil, natural gas and liquid natural gas, electric power, climate change, renewable resources and energy futures and derivatives. In each area, Jake helps major clients achieve solutions and strategies in all facets of energy-related transactions and commercial matters, regulatory and policy proceedings and dispute resolution.

Jake leads the Energy Practice Group's Government Enforcement and Investigations team, which conducts internal investigations for boards, audit committees and management. This team represents clients in connection with government investigations and enforcement matters, including proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal and state agencies.

Jake advises energy companies in their implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act requirements, including customizing trading compliance programs, manuals and other compliance activities. A member of the firm’s Energy and Commodities Derivatives team, he leads compliance engagements by some of the largest energy companies, including integrated concerns, producers, midstream businesses and others.

Jake also leads the firm’s trade and sanctions practice, counseling energy companies on import and export issues. His work encompasses U.S. trade sanctions and OFAC, antiboycott regulations, antibribery laws (FCPA) and other laws and regulations affecting international transactions.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Burton Award for Legal Achievement for “Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Litigation After the Energy Policy Act of 2005,” Energy Law Journal (November 14, 2006) (2007)

Recognized as "Groundbreaking Lawyer" by Public Utilities Fortnightly for his work serving clients in the LNG industry (November 2009)

Professional Activities

Director, Canadian American Business Council (2007-present)

Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Topics Editor, Law and Policy in International Business
  • B.A., magna cum laude, City University of New York, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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