Andres R. Romero-Delmastro
Managing Counsel, Special Litigation
Andres Romero is Chevron Corporation’s Managing Counsel for Special Litigation, in San Ramon, California. Mr. Romero leads Chevron’s Special Litigation group, which focuses on complex, high-stakes, domestic, transnational, and cross-border litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Romero’s group manages the company’s climate change litigation. Chevron is named as a co-defendant in 19 lawsuits brought by states, municipalities and other entities in nine jurisdictions alleging harm from climate change. No case has survived a motion to dismiss.
Mr. Romero also manages Chevron’s worldwide litigation arising from a fraudulent $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment. Dubbed the “legal fraud of the century” by the Wall Street Journal, the case includes an investment arbitration against Ecuador and has involved parallel proceedings in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, The Netherlands and Gibraltar. The matter earned Mr. Romero and his team recognition on Law360’s “legal lions.” Benchmark Litigation named the case "Impact Case of the Year" and honored Chevron with the 2015 award for in-house litigation department of the year.
Over his 23-year tenure with Chevron, Mr. Romero has handled transactional matters, arbitrations and disputes in 26 countries and has worked and lived in the U.S., the U.K., Kazakhstan and Latin America.
Prior to his current role, until 2012, Mr. Romero was Legal Manager for Chevron Upstream Europe in in the U.K., where he managed the legal affairs of the company’s Exploration and Production Divisions in the U.K., The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Greenland, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Previously, he served as Deputy General Manager of Negotiations and Legal in Kazakhstan, where he managed the legal affairs of Tengizchevroil, a Chevron-led joint venture.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Romero held various in-house positions with Chevron affiliates in Latin America and the U.S., providing legal support to business development, commercial activities and operations related to oil, gas and LNG projects and assets. Mr. Romero’s transactional experience includes complex international petroleum transactions, host government contracts, joint venture agreements, and cross-border unitizations.
Mr. Romero is a member of the Board of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association of Northern California and a Track Co-Lead of the ICC’s Task Force on ADR and Arbitration.
Mr. Romero received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Harvard Law School in 2002, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He received his first law degree (Juris Doctor equivalent), summa cum laude and Valedictorian, in Venezuela in 1998. Mr. Romero is admitted to practice in New York and is registered in-house counsel in California.