Former Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Civil Division, Acting U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office District of Puerto Rico. Involved in numerous areas of criminal and civil litigation in local and federal courts as well as appellate courts.
Have been actively involved in commercial litigation, admiralty, labor environmental, real estate, federal regulatory law, food, drug, medical devices and cosmetic law (both civil and criminal); white collar criminal law. Have provided diverse legal services to financial institutions, health care facilities, professional groups, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry.
As Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Civil Division, was principal counsel in Puerto Rico for the Small Business Administration, Federal Drug Administration, Veterans Administration, Farmers Home Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Postal Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Customs Service.
In the area of criminal and civil law I have tried more than a hundred cases, the majority of which involved a jury. Have represented a former governor, former P.R. Government cabinet members, a member of the U.S. Congress, a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, executives of Fortune 500 corporations, former bank presidents, lobbyist and others in criminal investigations and trials both in Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania and Boston. Have also handled numerous appeals before the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, and three certioraris before the United States Supreme Court
01/2013 to Current
PartnerCarlo Law Offices, LLC - San Juan, P.R.Partner in law firm with numerous corporate clients specializing in white collar criminal litigation and civil litigation as well as regulatory law.
10/2010 to 01/2013
PartnerCarlo & Prats, PSC - San Juan, P.R.Partner of firm with numerous corporate clients including insurance companies, hospitals, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.
01/2006 to 10/2010
PartnerCarlo Law Ofices, PSC - San Juan, P.R.
Partner of firm specializing in local and federal litigation both civil and criminal
01/1998 to 01/2006
Managing and Litigation Partner Lausell & Carlo, PSC - San Juan, PRManaged mid size law firm with numerous corporate clients including banks, hospitals and insurance companies.
01/1996 to 01/1998
Managing and Litigation PartnerLausell, Carlo & Goble - San Juan, P.R.Managed a mid size law firm with numerous corporate clients including banks and communications companies.
01/1982 to 01/1996
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUS Attorney's Office Puerto Rico - San Juan, P.R.Assistant U.S. Attorney handling both civil and criminal matters in local, federal court and the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Appointed Chief of the Civil Division in 1985 supervising ten other Assistant US Attorneys, appointed Acting US Attorney in the absence of the United States Attorney.
01/1981 to 01/1982
Law Clerk to US Magistrate JudgeUS District Court Puerto Rico - San Juan, P.R.Drafting of orders and opinions, legal research, handling of conferences with attorneys and court room assistance.
08/1979 to 05/1981
Professor of Business LawAmerican College - Bayamon , P.R.Taught business law to students seeking a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
Bachelor of Arts: Social SciencesUniversity of Puerto Rico - San Juan, P.R., USAPolitical Sciences-Magna Cum Laude
J.D.: LawInteramerican University School of Law - San Juan, P.R., USA
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Companies Worked For:
Carlo Law Offices, LLC
Carlo & Prats, PSC
Carlo Law Ofices, PSC
Lausell & Carlo, PSC
Lausell, Carlo & Goble
US Attorney's Office Puerto Rico
US District Court Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico
Interamerican University School of Law
Job Titles Held:
Managing and Litigation Partner
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Law Clerk to US Magistrate Judge
Professor of Business Law
Bachelor of Arts : Social Sciences J.D. : Law
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