Marc Dunbar is a partner in the Government Relations Practice Group. He advises a wide range of clients, with particular emphasis on businesses in highly regulated industries.
More than two decades ago, Marc began his practice with a focus on regulated utilities. Today, he handles legal matters and provides lobbying representation for a host of regulated industries, including motor vehicle manufacturing and dealerships, gaming, tobacco, alcohol, healthcare services and providers, and medical cannabis.
Marc is regularly engaged to litigate complex statutory and constitutional matters at the trial and appellate levels. He has more than two-dozen reported appellate cases that he has won on behalf of clients in regulated professions. In addition to civil, administrative, and appellate litigation, he has been very active in assisting regulated entities and private equity firms in exploring and evaluating emerging opportunities in industries in which federal and state governments exercise high levels of oversight and law enforcement agencies focus their scrutiny. Marc is frequently asked by industry clients to draft proposed changes to complex rules and statutes affecting regulated professions in Florida and elsewhere.
In addition to his work for regulated industries, Marc is very active in political campaigns, having served in paid and volunteer capacities for several local, legislative, and statewide races. He also represents individuals and organizations before Florida's Ethics and Elections Commissions.
Marc also has extensive private-sector experience outside of his legal practice. Among other examples, he has twice served in senior executive capacities for large, integrated gaming properties; qualified as an expert witness in a gaming-related administrative trial; has founded and sold gaming-related business; and is regularly retained as a game-design consultant.
Marc is a member of the Board of Visitors for Florida State University College of Law, where he also serves as an adjunct professor.
Following law school, Marc worked for several years in the public sector. He was recognized for his exceptional legal work by Florida Tax Watch, and was a recipient of the Davis Productivity Award, which honors state employees for exemplary service to Florida's taxpayers.