Profile
Carlos A. Romero Jr.
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Post & Romero
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Attorney. Arbitrator. Mediator.

  • Address:
    804 South Douglas Rd
    Suite 365
    Coral Gables, FLORIDA 33134
  • Phone:
    305-445-0014
  • Fax:
    305-445-6872
  • Email:
  • Website:
    postandromero.com
Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Georgetown University, undergraduate. Yale Law School, JD. New York School of Law, LLM Taxation.
  • Designations:
    Admitted to Bar: Illinois, 1979; Puerto Rico, 1979; Florida, 1983; U.S.District Court, District of Puerto Rico, 1979; Southern District of Florida, 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1982; U.S. Tax Court, 1982; U.S.Supreme Court, 1982; Certified Public Accountant (inactive); Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator, 2010; Certified Arbitrator by Tribunal General de Justicia for caes referred by courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2014). Chartered Arbitrator (2016), Presidential Panel of Arbitrators (2016), and Fellow Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Panel arbitrator of American Arbitration Association. Panel arbitrator of International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Dispute Resolution, Distinguished Neutral of Panels for insurance policyholder coverage, certified public accountant, Miami ADR, real estate, cross-Border, and taxation. Certified Arbitrator by Tribunal General de Justicia Puerto Rico (2014). Certified Arbitrator Arias-US.
  • Languages:
    English. Spanish.
Work Experience
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 38 years.
    Partner: 30 years. Partner
    Associate: 8 years.
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 25 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 25 years. Arbitrator with different panels and organizations
Breakdown of Experience
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    10%
  • Life
    8%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    7%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    6%
  • Accident & Health
    5%
  • Commercial Property
    5%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    5%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    5%
  • Construction Defects
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    5%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    5%
  • Aviation
    5%
  • Asbestos
    5%
  • Healthcare
    4%
  • MGA/MGU
    4%
  • Financial Guarantee
    3%
  • Insolvencies
    2%
  • Agricultural
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    55%
  • U.K. Market:
    5%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    5%
  • European Market:
    5%
  • Global Market:
    30%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 50/50%

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: Two
    As Counsel: About two to three annually
ARIAS Experience

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2017

Other Approved Training:

Two Articles Published in ARIAS Quarterly

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 16

As an Umpire: 30

As Outside Counsel: 6

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Appointed as an arbitrator.
4
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
4
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
10
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
6
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
9
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Lead Counsel Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
3
Acted as Lead Counsel through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

Carlos A. Romero, Jr., a partner of Post & Romero, has been practicing in a broad array of insurance matters since early 1980s (starting with captive insurance companies and IRS challenge of tax deductibility of premiums). Among his achievements, Mr. Romero is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Court Mediator, a certified arbitrator of Tribunal General de Justicia de Puerto Rico (a branch of the state court system of Puerto Rico) for cases referred by the courts in Puerto Rico, panel of arbitrators of American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and Distinguished Neutral of International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) for panels of insurance policyholder coverage, certified public accountants, Miami ADR, real estate, cross border, and taxation. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator, Presidential Panel of Arbitrators, and Fellow Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is an inactive Certified Public Accountant in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Romero has participated in insurance related arbitrations as an advocate and as an arbitrator (and as a chairman). He enjoys handling complex insurance pool disputes coupled with substantial accounting disputes and discrepancies along with claims of fraudulent or excessive billings and allocations. Mr. Romero has handled insurance disputes (including agents, reinsurers, retrocessionaires, international reinsurance managers, brokers, insurance pool administrators) concerning various foreign jurisdictions (like Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Argentina, Costa Rica, Barbados) and related e-discovery and predictive coding concerns.

Mr. Romero received his law degree from Yale Law School and LLM from New York School of Law. He was featured among “South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018”.