Ross Fischer is a leading expert in the areas of political law, professional ethics, and public integrity matters. He counsels elected officials, candidates, trade associations, political committees, and corporations in these matters, and he is routinely retained by municipalities, public entities, and quasi-governmental organizations to advise them in these complex areas of the law.
Ross recently served as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and as the inaugural Chairman of the Legislative and Campaign Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Prior to working with The Gober Group, Ross was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Ethics Commission, the agency with jurisdiction over officeholders, campaigns, political committees, and lobbyists in Texas. He served as a Commissioner from 2005 through 2010 and was elected to be the Commission’s Chairman for one year. In 2014, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Straus, appointed Ross to serve on the Select Interim Committee to Study Ethics Laws.
Ross’s public sector experience includes time as Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the State Bar of Texas and as an elected prosecutor, serving a four-year term as the Kendall County Attorney. He has since served as outside legal counsel for cities, counties, and other public entities.
In addition to his primary practice areas, Ross became well-versed in regulatory issues and matters of corporate governance when he was elected to and served on the Board of Directors for the nation’s largest distribution electric cooperative.
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