Gunster Names Ronald Brisé to Lead Government Affairs Practice

Gunster Government Affairs Consultant Ronald A. BriséGunster is pleased to announce that Ronald A. Brisé has been named the practice group leader of the Government Affairs Law & Lobbying Practice, effective February 1.

As a former state representative, Brisé leverages a wealth of experience in governmental, legislative, political and business arenas to represent the interests of clients in matters that include appropriations, business development, education, governmental and legislative affairs, public policy, and economic development. He understands government and is an accomplished commissioner, legislative leader and senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in regulated industries including telecommunications, energy, and utilities, as well as government and business.

Brisé was tapped to serve on the Florida Public Service Commission where he served multiple terms including in the role of chair. He has established himself as a thought leader in telecommunications and energy having testified before the U.S. Senate.

Brisé also is a recognized thought leader on universal service, having served as a member of the FCC Universal Service Joint Board and the Universal Service Administrative Company. Most recently, CFO Jimmy Patronis appointed Ron to serve on Florida’s Blockchain Task Force, where he currently serves as Chair.

Meet Gunster’s Government Affairs Practice

Gunster Government Affairs Consultant Ronald BriséRonald Brisé
Practice Group Leader

Gunster attorney Bill Dillon

William P. Dillon
Tallahassee Office Managing Shareholder

Gunster attorney Greg Munson

Gregory M. Munson

Beth Keating

Beth Keating

Derek Bruce

Derek E. Bruce
Orlando Office Managing Shareholder

Gunster attorney Samantha Prokop

Samantha L. Prokop

Gunster attorney Bruce Lamb

Bruce D. Lamb

Gunster Attorney Paula Bentley

Paula P. Bentley

Larry Williams

J. Larry Williams


Gunster Government Affairs Consultant Joanna Bonfanti

Joanna Bonfanti
Government Affairs Consultant

Gunster Government Affairs Consultant Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary
Government Affairs Consultant

Julie Fess, Government Affairs Consultant

Julie Fess
Government Affairs Consultant

Gunster Attorney Lila Jaber

Lila A. Jaber
Government Affairs Consultant

Gunster attorney George LeMieux

George S. LeMieux
Chairman of the Board

With a statewide and statewise approach to practicing law, Gunster’s Governmental Affairs practice possess relationships in both state political parties, long ties to many legislative members and regularly interact with all levels of the executive branch, from the Governor’s Office, to agency heads, and through the depths of key agencies.As a result of the breadth and depth of these relationships, Gunster is successful in working to accomplish our clients’ goals. Learn more about our robust and diverse Government Affairs Practice

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This publication is for general information only. It is not legal advice, and legal counsel should be contacted before any action is taken that might be influenced by this publication.

About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 11 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With over 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at


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