The Office of the General Counsel (OGC), located in Tallahassee, includes the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel, the Agency Clerk, and the OFR's Public Records Coordinator. The OGC provides legal advice, support, and representation for the Commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) and the agency's executive management. The OGC also provides coordination and legal support services for the OFR's regulatory and investigative functions. The Deputy General Counsels function as the OFR's Informal Hearing Officers in addition to managing various legal support programs. The Public Records Coordinator directs records requests to the appropriate regulatory unit for a response and coordinates agency wide requests. The Agency Clerk has specific responsibilities under Florida's Administrative Procedures Act, and is the Agency contact for all hearing requests and notices of appeal.
While the OFR's attorneys can respond to inquiries from the public and regulated entities regarding the OFR's legal responsibilities and authority, it is prohibited from providing private legal representation or advice. Any person seeking advice about their personal legal rights or responsibilities should seek counsel from a private attorney. If you do not know an attorney, you should contact the “Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service” which may be reached at 800-342-8011 or online at www.floridabar.org.
Who We Are
Anthony Cammarata, General Counsel
Mr. Cammarata has extensive litigation and trial experience in criminal and administrative law. He has managed law offices in private practice, and has many years of experience supervising and training lawyers in the areas of ethics, litigation and effective trial advocacy. He served the agency as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer prior to his appointment as General Counsel in November, 2016. Mr. Cammarata has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Eckerd College. He received a Master of Science and his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University.