David A. Applebaum

David Applebaum’s practice focuses on energy regulatory enforcement before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other government agencies, as well as complex civil litigation, government enforcement, and internal investigations on behalf of energy and other clients.

Mr. Applebaum is a six-year veteran of FERC and represents a variety of clients in the electric and natural gas industries on business, regulatory, litigation, enforcement and policy matters, including electricity and gas markets, renewable energy, electricity transmission, infrastructure development, electricity reliability standards, environmental regulations impacting energy production, smart grid, energy efficiency and distributed generation. In addition to his FERC enforcement work, Mr. Applebaum also handles litigation and internal investigations for clients in the energy industry. He also brings valuable background and experience to energy companies subject to Commodity Futures Trading Commission market manipulation investigations and enforcement actions.

Mr. Applebaum most recently served as director of the Division of Investigations in the Office of Enforcement at FERC and has held every attorney position in the division since he joined the agency. As director and deputy director of the Division of Investigations, Mr. Applebaum was involved at the highest levels in every major legal, policy, investigation, settlement and litigation matter occurring at FERC related to enforcement over the past several years.

Prior to joining FERC, Mr. Applebaum was in private practice, where he handled complex litigation, class action and antitrust matters.

Mr. Applebaum has served as a law clerk for both Justice Frank F. Drowota III of the Tennessee Supreme Court and Judge Thomas A. Wiseman Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. At Vanderbilt University Law School, Mr. Applebaum served as the editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Class Actions, 2) Complex Commercial Litigation, 3) Energy Litigation, 4) Energy Regulation Markets and Enforcement, 5) Litigation, 6) Enforcement, 7) Global Investigations and Compliance, 8) Antitrust Litigation and 9) North America
Law School Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D.,1999)
Education University of Pennsylvania (B.A.1996)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Associations,New York State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-applebaum-48a63b6
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