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Lila A. Jaber

Lila A. Jaber
Primary Office
215 South Monroe Street
Suite 601
Tallahassee, Florida
32301-1804
P: (850) 521-1703
F: (561) 671-2583
ljaber@gunster.com
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Practice Leader, Government Affairs, Shareholder

Practice Group(s): Government Affairs

Lila Jaber is a shareholder and leader of the Government Affairs practice. She joined the firm in 2010. Twice appointed to the Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) by Governor Jeb Bush, Ms. Jaber served as both Commissioner and Chairman. Today, her public and civic service continues as a board member of Workforce Florida, Inc., and as the current Chair of Leadership Florida. Ms. Jaber provides strategic advice and counsel on a number of issues including utility-related matters, such as rate case development and negotiations, as well as company to company business opportunities. Ms. Jaber also advises clients on issues before the Florida Attorney General’s Office, the Florida Legislature, and the Office of the Governor. Ms. Jaber is knowledgeable in public affairs, energy, natural gas, water, telecommunications, and broadband policies.

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Practice Areas[ - ]
  • Government Affairs & Public Policy
  • Economic Development & Incentives
  • Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications
  • Energy Project Development & Finance
  • Florida Legislative & Executive Lobbying
  • Green & Sustainable Development
  • Energy & Climate Change
  • Local Government Advocacy
  • Florida Attorney General Chapter 501 Inquiries
Education[ - ]
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Stetson University, B.A. Political Science, 1988
Honors[ - ]
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Natural Resources Law and Utilities Law, 2013-14
Publications[ - ]
  • “Defining Green Jobs for Florida,” Co-Author
Languages Spoken[ - ]
  • Arabic
Professional Associations & Memberships[ - ]
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • The Florida Bar:  Government, Public Utility Law and Administrative Law Section
  • University of Florida Public Utility Research Center, Senior Fellow
  • Workforce Florida, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair
  • City of Tallahassee Ethics Advisory Panel, Member
Bar Admissions[ - ]
  • The Florida Bar, 1991
Civic & Community Service[ - ]
  • Leadership Florida, Chair, 2011-12
Prior Professional Experience[ - ]
  • Florida Public Service Commission, Chairman, 2002-04
  • Florida Public Service Commission, Commissioner, 2000-04
  • 2005 Florida Energy Forum, Member
  • FCC-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services, State Chair
  • FCC-State Joint Board on Universal Service, State Member, 2001-2004
  • NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners), Committee on Telecommunications, Vice Chair
  • NARUC, Committee on Consumer Affairs, Member
  • NARUC, Committee on Water, Member
  • Florida Public Service Commission, Bureau of Water and Wastewater, Division of Legal Services, Bureau Chief, 1994-99
  • Division of Legal Services, Attorney, 1991-94