Robert P. Rodophele

617.737.1800 x4502
rrodophele@ferriterscobbo.com
Robert P Rodophele
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I am the Firm’s primary government affairs attorney, representing a wide range of clients on Beacon Hill. I’ve been a registered lobbyist in Massachusetts for over 25 years.  As such, I am able to interact with legislative and executive government officials, including regulators. My legislative clients vary across diverse industries including entertainment, insurance, automobiles, elevators , vintners, financial and municipal electricity among others.

In the Statehouse

I provide government affairs and lobbying counsel to both public and private entities and have extensive experience in initiative and referendum law. My previous courtroom experience assists in my unique ability to understand how courts may interpret proposed legislation. This understanding has significant implications for communicating how legislation impacts your business.  For example, I represented all of the Massachusetts municipal electric departments in developing a legislative strategy to secure their exemption from the Electric Utility Restructuring Act of 1997 in Massachusetts.  Since then, I have continued to ensure that such exemption is maintained in subsequent legislation.  In addition, I represented the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in its successful resolution of Right to Repair legislation in Massachusets.  

Since 1986, I have been a shareholder of Ferriter Scobbo. Immediately prior to joining the firm, I was a shareholder in the firm of Ferriter & Barna, P.C. I also served in the Civil Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, in the field of Government Relations Law. (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Juris Doctor
  • Boston College, Bachelor of Science, Economics

Bar Admissions & Organizations

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • State Law Resources (primary contact)
  • Listed by Best Lawyers® in 2015
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