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Robert
Meyers

Partner

Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 763-4242
rmeyers@wsh-law.com

Robert Meyers practices in the areas of ethics and governance, and serves as ethics counsel to the firm’s municipal clients. As more regulations are being adopted, Robert advises municipal elected officials on these new standards and helps them make informed choices.

As a former Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, Robert oversaw all operations, including enforcement, providing advice, training and education. While heading the Ethics Commission, he drafted hundreds of ethics opinions and analyzed state, county and municipal ethics codes. Robert also assisted with drafting  model ethics codes and amendments to existing ethics codes in Miami-Dade County and across Florida. Under his watch, the Ethics Commission was recognized as a model local ethics commission and received accolades for its innovative programming and outreach activities, from organizations such as Transparency International, the National Association of Counties, and the National League of Cities.

Robert is a former professor at Florida International University and the University of Tennessee where he taught courses in law, ethics and government. As a leading authority in the field of governmental ethics, he has been a panelist at local, state and national conferences sponsored by the National League of Cities, the Florida League of Cities, the American Bar Association, the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, the National Institute of Government Purchasers and the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL)
  • American Society for Public Administration

Presentations

  • Best Practices: Legal and Ethical Principles in Local Government Procurement, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, April 2021
  • Broward League of Cities Ethics Training, Broward League of Cities, November 2020
  • Social Media and Government Communications: Legal and Ethical Considerations, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, September 2020
  • Campaign Skills Seminar: A Primer for Local Candidates, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, July 2020

Practice Areas

Admissions

Florida, 1991

Education

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1984


Florida International University, MPA, 1981


University of Florida, B.A., 1979

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