Robert Royer is a partner in The McPherson Group, specializing in regulatory and legislative matters relating to the financial services industry (domestic and multi-national banking institutions, thrifts, credit unions and securities firms), Government Sponsored Enterprises, non-federally regulated providers of non-traditional financial services and Federal Election Law. Before entering private practice, Mr. Royer served as Legal and Legislative Counsel to the Securities Industry Association and also served as General Counsel to the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress and Counsel to the House Administration Committee of the United States Congress. Mr. Royer has served as Special Counsel for Capital Markets to the Subcommittee on International Development Institutions and Finance of the Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives. Mr. Royer has also served as Special Counsel to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission). Most recently, Mr. Royer was named one of the five most influential lobbyists for the financial services industry.
Mr. Royer served as an elected member of the Conduit Road Fire Board and is a member of the Order of St. John. As an avocation, Mr. Royer enjoys competitive Grand Prix sailing, antique automobiles, and ship model building.