Attorney General Defense

The Attorney General Defense practice group is focused on defending litigation and investigations brought by the Florida Attorney General while helping shape policy matters on behalf of businesses, local governments and individuals.

Our Attorney General Defense practice group is unique among law firms, set apart by the inside knowledge our team provides given their experience serving in various government positions. The following team members have notable relevant experience:
 

  • Andy V. Bardos served as Special Counsel to the President of the Florida Senate before rejoining GrayRobinson in 2012. As Special Counsel, Andy assisted in the development of legislation and served as policy coordinator to the Judiciary Committee, the Health Regulation Committee, and the Ethics and Elections Subcommittee. Andy also served as General Counsel to the Committee on Reapportionment, coordinating the Senate's redistricting process, including state-court litigation and preclearance by the U.S. Department of Justice. He also well versed in the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).
  • George N. Meros, Jr. has represented the Governor of Florida, the Florida Secretary of State and four Speakers of the Florida House of Representatives including successfully representing the Florida Speaker of the House in original proceeding in the Florida Supreme Court, striking an initiative petition from the ballot.
  • Jason L. Unger has represented banks, educational institutions and other corporations before the Attorney General's Office as to the FDUTPA and other investigatory matters. He has also served as Special Counsel to the Florida House of Representatives.
  • Patrick W. Krechowski currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Neptune Beach representing the charter municipality in various land use, legislative, interlocal coordination and government in the Sunshine Law matters. Patrick has also represented the Florida Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District and has served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division.
  • Bradley S. Gould worked at the State of Florida Attorney General's Office representing the Florida Department of Transportation in condemnation cases.
  • Christopher N. Johnson has performed internal investigations related to antitrust allegations and Attorney General investigations.
     

The Attorney General Defense practice group is supported by the Government Relations practice group, Administrative & Regulatory practice group, Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice group and Criminal & White Collar Defense practice group.
 

  • The Government Relations team is comprised of attorneys and government consultants who work collaboratively at the local government level and at the legislative, executive branch and Cabinet levels in Tallahassee year round.
  • Members of the Administrative & Regulatory team have appeared extensively in administrative proceedings at the Division of Administrative Hearings and in negotiations with individual state agencies including Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Office of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Services, and Department of Children and Families.
  • GrayRobinson Antitrust and Trade Regulation attorneys have substantial experience representing respondents in connection with investigations by state and federal enforcement authorities, including defending grand jury investigations, pricefixing investigations, investigations on monopolization and unfair competition. Antitrust and Trade Regulation team members regularly represent clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Florida Attorney General, the Florida Public Service Commission and State and Federal Courts.
  • The Criminal & White Collar Defense team are nationally renowned criminal defense lawyers. They practice in all State and Federal Courts across the United States, as well as internationally. The team focuses on criminal, civil and regulatory defense of corporate executives and prominent clients in responding to law enforcement agencies.

 

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