Robert is a Shareholder within the agency’s Litigation Group. His major follow areas embrace business litigation, company compliance, cybersecurity, governmental relations and company investigations. He was previously a prosecutor with the Hillsborough County State Lawyer’s Workplace.
Robert has supplied compliance-related companies and coaching to over 300 companies across the nation. He has defended companies towards client claims, class motion lawsuits, and supplied illustration in reference to authorities company inquiries and investigations and conducts inner investigations. Robert works extensively with vehicle dealerships in Florida and all through the nation on proactive compliance and litigation in areas together with gross sales, F&I, promoting, recollects, guarantee audits, TCPA, ADA, accounting and pay plan disputes. He led the trouble to change the Florida LAW RISC to incorporate the Vendor’s Proper to Cancel language and incorporate the conditional supply kind into the RISC.
Robert assists purchasers from quite a lot of sectors in navigating responses to information breaches and cyber and ransomware assaults, together with: preliminary evaluation, response choices, liaison with regulation enforcement, asset restoration, buyer discover, interplay with third-party sources, and litigation. Robert understands the time-sensitive nature surrounding information breaches and cyber-attacks and is responsive and out there to help in any respect hours. Purchasers represented embrace these in: monetary companies, retail, restaurant teams, manufacturing, gross sales, vehicle dealerships, regulation companies, and people. See hyperlink to a current case dismissal and hyperlink to a Wall Avenue Journal article.
He additionally assists companies in procurement issues and bid protests and has dealt with protests for purchasers towards Florida state businesses, counties, cities, college boards and a state judicial circuit.
Robert is a frequent speaker on compliance-related matters to trade teams and associations. He has hosted a lot of compliance applications on matters together with: “Remembers,” “Conducting Enterprise with Senior Citizen Prospects,” “Promoting,” “Worker Theft,” “Addressing Protests and Worker Security in your Property,” and “Cybersecurity Threats & Knowledge Breaches: How one can Put together, Shield and Reply.”
Lively in lots of group considerations, Robert is previous chair of the Board of Metropolitan Ministries, the world’s most complete program offering self-sufficiency coaching to the homeless and people liable to homelessness within the Tampa group. He’s a member of the Tampa Police Residents Overview Board and a Board Member and on the Capital Marketing campaign Committee for Meals on Wheels of Tampa. He and his spouse mentor native teenagers and work with and assist a lot of initiatives on behalf of teenagers and younger adults.