Mr. Romeo represents both private and public employers in all aspects of federal and state labor and employment laws. He routinely provides practical strategic advice to clients dealing with difficult employee issues involving all aspects of the employment relationship. In addition, he has assisted employers in developing, drafting, and implementing employment policies, compliance and ethics programs, drug-free workplace programs, and executive employment agreements.
Prior to joining Gibbons, Mr. Romeo was Labor & Employment Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for American Water Works Company, Inc.
As Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Mr. Romeo oversaw American Water’s ethics and compliance program. He served as Secretary to the Company’s Ethics Committee and was responsible for providing regular reports to the company’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Romeo is a former member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Labor and Employment Committee and was active with the organization’s Delaware Valley Chapter (DELVACCA), where he served as the Co-Chair of the Chapter's Compliance & Ethics Committee. Recently, he has given several presentations to DELVACCA audiences, on topics including the negotiation of CBAs in a down economy; use of social media in employment; and the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions.