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Vivian Cocotas
Associate General Counsel/ Ethics Compliance Officer
Phone: (407) 317-3200 ext 2002977
Email: [email protected]

Paralegal: Joanne Montalvo
(407) 317-3200 x2002031

Vivian Cocotas serves as a Staff Attorney in the Office of Legal Services and as the Ethics Compliance Officer for OCPS.  Her areas of specialization include procurement, operations, public records, investigation of ethics and Whistleblower claims, contract development and negotiation relating to curriculum, grants and vendor agreements.    

Vivian has extensive experience representing local government agencies and corporate entities in both transactional and litigation matters dealing with ethics, ethics enforcement, lobbying, campaign financing, and procurement.  She regularly counsels District Staff in the procedures, laws and regulations applicable to school districts, public entities and public officers.

Vivian conducts training with respect to public records, reporting requirements, conflicts of interest, along with the District’s code of ethics.

Vivian received her BA and JD from Stetson University.  She is admitted to the Florida Bar, and to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.