Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)

John Estes III

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
Lawyer (Partner)

John Estes, a partner with Skadden’s Energy Regulation and Litigation Group, focuses on FERC enforcement and litigation at the agency and on judicial review. He currently is defending most of the market manipulation FERC enforcement cases that have reached the show cause order stage, or otherwise are public, including DB Energy Trading, LLC; JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corp.; Barclays Bank PLC; Rumford Paper Company; Lincoln Paper and Tissue, LLC; a defendant in the PJM “internal bilateral transactions” case; and a defendant in the PJM “up-to congestion” case. He previously defended Energy Transfer Partners, one of the first FERC market manipulation cases, which settled on favorable terms on the eve of trial. He also successfully defended H.Q. (United States) in the first complaint case claiming market manipulation. And he has navigated many nonpublic FERC enforcement cases to conclusion without sanctions. In addition, Mr. Estes often has played a lead role in complex FERC cases at trial, typically involving market design issues and/or alleged misconduct in organized electric markets. Mr. Estes also has an active appellate practice. He has argued 24 cases in the United States Courts of Appeals — 12 in the D.C. Circuit — and briefed many more.

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911 Bulletin

Clifford Mike Naeve, John Estes III, John H. Lyons, Tara S. Emory The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholds the District Court’s judgment and holds for the first time that the filed rate doctrine can bar private claims related to market-based rates that arise from regulated auctions (Simon / KeySpan)

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On September 20, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed KeySpan’s victory in Simon v. KeySpan, holding for the first time that the filed rate doctrine can bar private claims related to market-based rates that arise from regulated auctions. While the Court (...)

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