Mark Herman’s practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation and white collar defense and internal investigations. Mr. Herman also regularly advises clients regarding the derivatives title of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Commodity Exchange Act, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulations.
Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015. The law establishes ambitious energy efficiency and renewable energy goals for California, including increasing from 33% to 50% the procurement of California’s electricity from renewable sources and doubling the energy efficiency savings through energy efficiency and conservation. Key provisions … Continue Reading
In a notice published in the Federal Register earlier this week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) again reopened the period to comment on its proposed position limits and aggregation rules, in light of questions posed at an Agricultural Advisory Committee meeting in December. The CFTC’s proposed rules, which we summarized here when they were … Continue Reading
On December 30, 2014, the California Office of Administrative Law approved permanent regulations issued by that state’s Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (“Division”) governing fracking. The regulations follow the Division’s final interim regulations (effective January 1, 2014), which we discussed here, and further implement California’s fracking statute (SB 4), which … Continue Reading