Roberto A. Cámara-Fuertes

Roberto A. Cámara-Fuertes is a Capital Member of the firm and the Chair of its Litigation Department.

Roberto is a trial attorney in the areas of products liability, aviation, First Amendment, media law, personal injury, warranty, banking, eviction, antitrust, eminent domain, construction and commercial matters in both the federal and Commonwealth courts of Puerto Rico, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In addition, Roberto has over twenty published opinions from the over one hundred cases he has litigated in the United States District Court of Puerto Rico Court or the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in multiple areas of practice.  Specifically, Roberto has handled numerous defamation claims against two of Puerto Rico’s major newspapers and has participated in two of the most important antitrust cases filed in the last ten years.  Additionally, several of Roberto’s published opinions were rendered in aviation cases while defending most of the major air carriers in the United States.  In the Product Liability field, Roberto has defended several Fortune 500 manufacturers, both in federal and local courts, of design, manufacture and failure to warn claims.

Roberto is a volunteer member of the Alumni School Committee Program for Yale University and conducts local interviews for potential candidates to the Yale College class. Prior to joining Ferraiouli, LLC in 2015, he was a Shareholder in one of Puerto Rico’s largest and oldest law firms.

Get to know Roberto

Why do your clients come to you?

Litigation is by and large involuntary. Whether a client seeks redress for a breach of contract, wishes to defend itself from a damages claim, or wants to collect overdue sums, seldom does that decision stem from a plan that desired litigation. My clients seek my counsel in order to avoid litigation and, when litigation is unavoidable, to manage it effectively. For the past decade and a half, I have been handling, and successfully closing, complex litigation matters in a wide variety of issues in both federal and local courts.

Litigation is also a big expense and neither a business opportunity nor a priority. By setting specific goals within an agreed-upon strategy and budget, litigation can be effectively and successfully managed. Surprisingly, this simple concept is mishandled by many firms. Its acknowledgement and implementation is the primary reason why clients come to me for assistance.

What is your primary focus?

Problem-solving in an efficient and cost effective manner. As a trial attorney in civil and commercial practice, it is seldom the case that my entire practice can be categorized under a single label. I manage First Amendment and media matters, product liability claims against product manufacturers, collection claims on behalf of banks and investment funds, eviction and leasing controversies, damages and antitrust claims against multinational conglomerates, breaches of contract and distribution issues, construction disputes, among many others. The common thread in all those matters is efficiency and responsiveness without compromising reliability or substance.

I find it most rewarding when exploring, and using to the client’s advantage, the nuances of the law. Most legal issues, especially in litigation, are complex and nuanced. Cases are seldom open and shut and rarely can a true litigator say that a specific claim is without its particularities. I find it rewarding to identify, seek, and take advantage of these particularities, which may be different on a case by case basis, in order to further the cause of a client.

Looking forward, what you see?

Undoubtedly, there are challenges ahead for Puerto Rico and the legal profession. It is a time of general uncertainty and the foundations of many traditional business enterprises have either come into question or simply faltered. However, Ferraiuoli has remained strong during these tough times. In a time of financial contraction and downsizing at all levels, Ferraiuoli has expanded its practice and boasts a select staff of energetic and responsive attorneys, paralegals and assistants, knowledgeable in a vast array of practice areas. Together with this excellent team of professionals, I am looking forward to a decade of growth while continuing to provide existing clients with the high level of service to which they are accustomed.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Angela M. Marcelino Guzmán v. LSREF2 Island Holding, Ltd., Inc., Court of First Instance, March 12, 2018 (Civil No. SJ2017CV01385)
  • LSREF2 Island Holding, Ltd., Inc. v. Miguel Angel, Rivera Rosario, et alCourt of Appeals, March 28, 2018 (Civil No. KLCE2017-01743)
  • Leonhardt v. Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, Civil No. 17-1387 (GAG), 2018 WL 741675 (D.P.R. February 7, 2018)
  • Burckhart Search Group, Inc. v. D.F.C., 2013 WL 210266 (Attorneys’ fees and costs)
  • Deutsche Bank v. D.F.C., 841 F.Supp.2d 593 (2012) (Banking)
  • Maceira-López v. Doral Financial Corp., 2012 WL 5986549 (Banking)
  • Méndez Internet Mgmt. Servs. v. Bankers Ass’n of P.R., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10743(Antitrust, RICO)
  • Sterling Merch., Inc. v. Nestlé, S.A., 656 F.3d 112 (1st Cir. 2011)(Antitrust)
  • Burckhart Search Group, Inc. v. Doral Financial Corporation, 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 138720(Banking, Torts, Civil Rights)
  • Fedelich v. Am. Airlines, 724 F. Supp. 2d 274 (D.P.R. 2010)(Aviation, Product Liability)
  • Sterling Merch., Inc. v. Nestle, S.A., 724 F. Supp. 2d 245 (D.P.R. 2010)(Antitrust)
  • Bocanegra-Acevedo v. Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34455(Product Liability)
  • Morel v. Daimler Chrysler AG, 557 F. Supp. 2d 240 (D.P.R. 2008)(Product Liability)
  • González v. Executive Airlines, Inc., 236 F.R.D. 73 (D.P.R., 2006)(Aviation, Expert Evidence)
  • García-Ramos v. Transmeridian Airlines, Inc., 385 F. Supp 137 (D.P.R. 2005)(Aviation)
  • Ramallo Bros. Printing v. El Día, Inc., 392 F. Supp. 2d 118 (D.P.R. 2005)(Antitrust)
  • Vázquez-Santos v. El Mundo Broad. Corp., 283 F. Supp. 2d 561 (D.P.R. 2003)(First Amendment)

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Speaking Engagements

  • Coordinator and Chief Editor, Federal Bar Exam Review Course 2007-2015

Publications

  • Products Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium (Puerto Rico Chapter), Defense Research Institute, 2007, 2013
  • “Letting the Monster out of the Closet: An Analysis of Internet Indecency Regulation” at 70 Rev.Jur.U.P.R. 128 (2001).

Get to know Roberto

Why do your clients come to you?

Litigation is by and large involuntary. Whether a client seeks redress for a breach of contract, wishes to defend itself from a damages claim, or wants to collect overdue sums, seldom does that decision stem from a plan that desired litigation. My clients seek my counsel in order to avoid litigation and, when litigation is unavoidable, to manage it effectively. For the past decade and a half, I have been handling, and successfully closing, complex litigation matters in a wide variety of issues in both federal and local courts.

Litigation is also a big expense and neither a business opportunity nor a priority. By setting specific goals within an agreed-upon strategy and budget, litigation can be effectively and successfully managed. Surprisingly, this simple concept is mishandled by many firms. Its acknowledgement and implementation is the primary reason why clients come to me for assistance.

What is your primary focus?

Problem-solving in an efficient and cost effective manner. As a trial attorney in civil and commercial practice, it is seldom the case that my entire practice can be categorized under a single label. I manage First Amendment and media matters, product liability claims against product manufacturers, collection claims on behalf of banks and investment funds, eviction and leasing controversies, damages and antitrust claims against multinational conglomerates, breaches of contract and distribution issues, construction disputes, among many others. The common thread in all those matters is efficiency and responsiveness without compromising reliability or substance.

I find it most rewarding when exploring, and using to the client’s advantage, the nuances of the law. Most legal issues, especially in litigation, are complex and nuanced. Cases are seldom open and shut and rarely can a true litigator say that a specific claim is without its particularities. I find it rewarding to identify, seek, and take advantage of these particularities, which may be different on a case by case basis, in order to further the cause of a client.

Looking forward, what you see?

Undoubtedly, there are challenges ahead for Puerto Rico and the legal profession. It is a time of general uncertainty and the foundations of many traditional business enterprises have either come into question or simply faltered. However, Ferraiuoli has remained strong during these tough times. In a time of financial contraction and downsizing at all levels, Ferraiuoli has expanded its practice and boasts a select staff of energetic and responsive attorneys, paralegals and assistants, knowledgeable in a vast array of practice areas. Together with this excellent team of professionals, I am looking forward to a decade of growth while continuing to provide existing clients with the high level of service to which they are accustomed.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Angela M. Marcelino Guzmán v. LSREF2 Island Holding, Ltd., Inc., Court of First Instance, March 12, 2018 (Civil No. SJ2017CV01385)
  • LSREF2 Island Holding, Ltd., Inc. v. Miguel Angel, Rivera Rosario, et alCourt of Appeals, March 28, 2018 (Civil No. KLCE2017-01743)
  • Leonhardt v. Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, Civil No. 17-1387 (GAG), 2018 WL 741675 (D.P.R. February 7, 2018)
  • Burckhart Search Group, Inc. v. D.F.C., 2013 WL 210266 (Attorneys’ fees and costs)
  • Deutsche Bank v. D.F.C., 841 F.Supp.2d 593 (2012) (Banking)
  • Maceira-López v. Doral Financial Corp., 2012 WL 5986549 (Banking)
  • Méndez Internet Mgmt. Servs. v. Bankers Ass’n of P.R., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10743(Antitrust, RICO)
  • Sterling Merch., Inc. v. Nestlé, S.A., 656 F.3d 112 (1st Cir. 2011)(Antitrust)
  • Burckhart Search Group, Inc. v. Doral Financial Corporation, 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 138720(Banking, Torts, Civil Rights)
  • Fedelich v. Am. Airlines, 724 F. Supp. 2d 274 (D.P.R. 2010)(Aviation, Product Liability)
  • Sterling Merch., Inc. v. Nestle, S.A., 724 F. Supp. 2d 245 (D.P.R. 2010)(Antitrust)
  • Bocanegra-Acevedo v. Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34455(Product Liability)
  • Morel v. Daimler Chrysler AG, 557 F. Supp. 2d 240 (D.P.R. 2008)(Product Liability)
  • González v. Executive Airlines, Inc., 236 F.R.D. 73 (D.P.R., 2006)(Aviation, Expert Evidence)
  • García-Ramos v. Transmeridian Airlines, Inc., 385 F. Supp 137 (D.P.R. 2005)(Aviation)
  • Ramallo Bros. Printing v. El Día, Inc., 392 F. Supp. 2d 118 (D.P.R. 2005)(Antitrust)
  • Vázquez-Santos v. El Mundo Broad. Corp., 283 F. Supp. 2d 561 (D.P.R. 2003)(First Amendment)

view all

Speaking Engagements

  • Coordinator and Chief Editor, Federal Bar Exam Review Course 2007-2015

Publications

  • Products Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium (Puerto Rico Chapter), Defense Research Institute, 2007, 2013
  • “Letting the Monster out of the Closet: An Analysis of Internet Indecency Regulation” at 70 Rev.Jur.U.P.R. 128 (2001).