Engineering THE LAW, Inc. equips people with the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate their issues before state legislatures and executive agencies. Hundreds of organizations, corporations, public interest groups, and individuals have increased their chances of winning in the state legislature by using our materials. It would be our privilege to assist you in your legislative efforts by sharing with you methods developed over years of lobbying in state houses across the United States. We are also available to help you design and implement your own state lobbying campaign.
Robert L. Guyer established Engineering THE LAW, Inc. (ETL) in 1997 and serves as its President. Engineering THE LAW, Inc. increases the state lobbying capabilities of corporations, associations, and individuals through teaching the skills necessary for effective state government affairs.
Prior to establishing ETL, Mr. Guyer served in the law department of the Ralston Purina Company as Legislative Counsel and Assistant Director, State Government Affairs. He was Manager of Legislative Affairs for Energizer Power Systems, a subsidiary of Eveready Battery Company, Inc., Legislative Affairs Manager for Gates Energy Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Gates Rubber Company, and, as a contract lobbyist, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for the 501(c)(4), Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
He chaired the Legislative Committee of the Portable Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), an organization of the world’s top manufacturers of cordless electronics. He managed PRBA’s lobbying activities in 20 states and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Guyer authored Guide to State Legislative Lobbying, the textbook on effective state advocacy. Numerous individuals, associations, corporations, and universities use his book and materials for teaching and implementing successful advocacy.
As a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Guyer, Bagby & Zimmerman, he specialized in environmental law and international product stewardship. He has personally lobbied successfully for laws or agency rules in numerous states, in Washington, D.C., and Canada. Other government affairs experience was gained in local government, electric utility industry, as an enforcement officer in a regulatory agency, and internationally.
As a visiting professor at Florida State University, Mr. Guyer developed and taught the graduate course Lobbying in the Masters program in Applied American Politics. He has lectured at universities including Harvard Medical School.
Twenty two states accredit or have accredited the seminar(s) for continuing legal education for attorneys. Other professional associations have accredited the seminars for continuing professional education.
Mr. Guyer holds Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Arts degrees. He is admitted to the practice of law in Florida and the District of Columbia.
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SOON "Client's Guide to Contract Lobbyists and Lobbying", for and by employers of contract lobbyists and lobbyists. Robert L Guyer editor I thank the many contract lobbyists and their employers for their contributions to this book.
SOON "Campaign Method for More Effective State Government Affairs - Volume 1 Legislative Lobbying" has been sent to peer reviewers, including legislative staff, agency staff, and contract and association lobbyists. This much more comprehensive book will replace "Guide to State Legislative Lobbying" as our primary book for legislative lobbying training.
SOON Writing of "Campaign Method for More Effective State Government Affairs - Volume 2 Executive Agency Lobbying" begins this summer.
NEW The Lobby School will be in Boston giving a skills-training to one of the most up-and-coming law-lobby firms in the US.
NEW Mr. Guyer in April trained one of America's premier labor unions in the Campaign Method for More Effective Government Affairs. My methodology is very different, even dissonant, from than that used by this union. With 69 of 99 legislative chambers in Republican hands, more "right-to-work" states, and union membership aging and numerically plummeting, unions have to adapt their lobbying methods. I hope they will use some of what I gave them - despite being very different from how they have always done it.
The Lobby School provides 2-16 hour private on-site workshops customized to your issue presented at a time and place of your choosing.
Previous custom-seminar clients are a Who's Who of state and national groups.
NEW Florida accredits seminar for 14 CLEs; Arkansas for 10.5 CLEs; Arkansas Society of Association Executives for 10.5 CE hours.
Mr. Guyer presents one pro bono training per yea to a 501(c)(3) charity. Such groups have included mental health, sexual assault survivors, drop-out prevention, others. Contact him if your group would like to be his 2015 pro bono training.