Key Bridge, Washington, DC

On January 2, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to address circumstances of overlapping jurisdiction and to share information in connection with market surveillance and investigations into potential market manipulation, fraud or abuse. These MOUs were entered into pursuant to Section 720(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which required these two agencies to negotiate such procedures by January 2011. The two MOUs are available at the following links:

For additional information, please contact Peter J. Scanlon and Bhaveeta K. Mody.