Todd L Brecher focuses his practice on energy regulatory, litigation, enforcement and transactional matters. Mr Brecher represents clients in a broad range of regulatory, litigation, enforcement and transactional matters relating to the electricity, natural gas and oil markets, including matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and federal and state courts.
Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr Brecher served for more than four years in FERC’s Office of Enforcement, where he was substantially involved in some of FERC’s most significant enforcement matters. Mr Brecher’s enforcement experience at FERC included both electricity and natural gas-related matters, and involved alleged violations of FERC’s market manipulation regulations, jurisdictional tariffs and other FERC rules and regulations. In addition to conducting investigations and administrative proceedings at FERC, Mr Brecher also represented FERC in litigation before federal courts, including the first and largest energy market manipulation case filed in federal district court. Mr Brecher’s work at FERC frequently involved collaboration and coordination with the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement.