Ana Romes is a senior counsel 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.
Before 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. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ana worked for the City of Miami Police Department as a victim advocate and for several non-governmental development organizations in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
- Represented major not-for-profit healthcare system in False Claims Act and Title VII litigations.
- Defended regional distributor in contractual and statutory dispute with sub-distributor.
- Represented a well-known insurance broker in multimillion-dollar contract and tort actions in federal court.
- Represented a national corporation in various labor and employment litigations in federal court.
- Represented an international insurer in a multimillion-dollar fraud and FDUTPA action.
- Developed an internal investigation strategy for a regional corporation and conducted investigation interviews.
- Represented parents in actions under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction as part of the United States Department of State Hague Convention Attorneys Network.
- Represented a provider of emergency ambulance services in a public bid protest.
- 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.
- Represented a Puerto Rican corporation in pre-litigation efforts to recover monies improperly retained by an Ecuadorian corporation.
Awards and Recognition
- Received, “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” recognition for Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)
- Featured in The Daily Business Review, Profiles in Law section (September 6, 2019)
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2019 Pathfinder
- Selected to the “Florida Rising Stars” list in the field of class action and mass torts (2016)
- Co-author, “The Quiet Revolution in Brief Writing,” Law Practice Today (February 2016)
- 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, serving on governance, strategic planning, and board recruitment committees
- Pathfinder alumna and member, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
- Leadership Miami Cohort 42 participant, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
- Graduate and fellowship coach, Posse Foundation
Presentations and Publications
- Instructor, CLE Course, “Persuasive Brief Writing: How to Win Your Motions or Defeat Your Opponents’ Motions,” (November 2017)
- Fluent in Spanish