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.
Sutherland represents Board of Directors of an energy services company in an internal investigation of certain trading losses.
Sutherland investigated the circumstances surrounding natural gas-related trading losses by the company of behalf of the audit committee of the Board of Directors.
Sutherland conducts internal investigation into shale gas trading losses for asset management company.
Trading losses prompted an asset management company to engage Sutherland to conduct an internal investigation.
Sutherland represents corporate officer in FERC investigation.
Sutherland represented a corporate officer in connection with a FERC investigation into natural gas trading practices.
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)
Director, Canadian American Business Council (2007-present)