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Robert E. Pease
Senior Counsel
P: +1.202.828.5824
F: +1.800.404.3970

Karen Bishop


Bob Pease represents and advises energy and commodity clients in enforcement and regulatory matters before the  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). His experience includes power markets; natural gas trading; natural gas pipelines; exchange trading and FERC audits. He has conducted compliance training on manipulation, disruptive trading practices, high frequency and algorithmic trading and energy trading and marketing.

Bob has more than 25 years of senior-level experience at FERC and the CFTC handling energy-related policy, compliance and enforcement matters. Bob spent more than 20 years at FERC, most recently as Director of Investigations. Bob was involved in some of the most significant investigations and enforcement cases at FERC since the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. After leaving FERC, Bob served as Counsel to the Director in the Division of Enforcement with the CFTC. His experience at the CFTC and FERC enables him to bring a unique perspective to compliance and enforcement and Dodd Frank matters.

Publications and Speeches

“Court Clarifies Application of FERC Anti-Manipulation Rule to Demand Response Service Providers,” Electric Light & Power, July 2016.

“FERC Issues Pair of Oil Pipeline Audits,” Pipeline & Gas Journal, August 2015.

"What is Manipulation," Energy Bar Association Competition and Anti-Trust Committee, November 2013.

Keynote Speaker, Deloitte Dodd-Frank Compliance Leadership Academy, November 2013.

Moderator, "CFTC and FERC Enforcement - What Stakeholders Need to Know," Edison Electric Institute, CFTC.


J.D., Golden State University School of Law, 1981
B.A., Dickinson College, 1975

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


American Bar Association
Energy Bar Association
FIA Law and Compliance Division