Robert Moutrie

CalChamber Policy Staff: Robert Moutrie

Robert MoutrieRobert Moutrie
Senior Policy Advocate
Education, Legal Reform and Protection, Workplace Safety, Tourism, Unemployment Insurance, Immigration

Robert Moutrie joined the California Chamber of Commerce in March 2019 as a policy advocate and was named a senior policy advocate starting January 1, 2024 in recognition of his efforts on behalf of members. He leads CalChamber advocacy on occupational safety, tourism, insurance, legal reform, immigration and unemployment insurance, as well as representing employer interests on education issues.

As the CalChamber’s expert on occupational safety issues, Moutrie also is an expert on Cal/OSHA’s regulatory process, and works closely with Cal/OSHA staff to make California’s regulations more feasible for businesses. Recently, he has represented employers’ concerns with Cal/OSHA during the drafting of California’s emergency and nonemergency wildfire smoke regulations (Title 8, California Code of Regulations Section 5141.1), COVID-19 emergency and nonemergency regulations (Section 3205), and indoor heat regulation (Section 3396).

With the COVID-19 pandemic and recent legislation pushing unemployment insurance issues into the spotlight, Moutrie has testified and lobbied extensively on topics including employers’ unemployment insurance tax rates, California’s fund insolvency, and fraud prevention.

Before his work at the CalChamber, Moutrie represented clients on matters such as consumer fraud litigation, civil rights, employment law claims, tort claims, and other business-related issues in federal and state courts.

Moutrie earned a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. with honors from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a volunteer instructor for the nationally ranked UC Hastings Trial Team and occasional rowing coach at River City Rowing Club in Sacramento.

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