Ana Romes

Associate

Overview

Ana Romes is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and practices in all areas of complex commercial litigation in the state and federal courts. Her experience includes litigating fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, voting rights, False Claims Act, and franchise actions.

Prior to joining the firm, Ana clerked for The Honorable Robert N. Scola, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and served as an appellate judicial clerk to The Honorable Dorian K. Damoorgian of the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Representative Experience

  • Represent an international insurer in a multimillion-dollar fraud and FDUTPA action
  • Defended a large public health provider in several high-profile litigations
  • Represented an international entity in arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Defended a nonprofit organization in aggressive litigation alleging defamation and voting rights violations 
  • Defended a hospital against allegations of False Claims Act violations
  • Represented a Puerto Rican corporation in pre-litigation efforts to recover monies improperly retained by an Ecuadorian corporation 
  • Defended a well-known insurance broker in multimillion-dollar breach of fiduciary action
  • Represented a domestic corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, raising claims under Puerto Rican civil law
  • Represented a parent in action under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
  • Defended a well-known insurance company in mass litigation project and class action lawsuits

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ana worked for the City of Miami Police Department as a victim advocate and for several non-governmental organizations in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Recognition

  • Featured in The Daily Business Review, Profiles in Law section, September 6, 2019
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2019 Pathfinder
  • Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2016 for class action and mass torts

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)  
  • The University of Texas at Austin (M.F.A., 2003)
  • Gettysburg College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1994)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

Professional Memberships and Community Involvement

  • Member, Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter (active in volunteer programming of the Civics and Outreach Committee)
  • Member, National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Miami, a joint program of the Arts & Business Council of Miami and Dade Legal Aid
  • Board Member, Theatre for Young Audiences USA/ASSITEJ
     

Selected Publications and Presentations

Languages

Fluent in Spanish