ROMEO L. GO
BS Business Management - Ateneo de Manila University 1975
Bachelor of Laws - University of the Philippines College of Law 1983
Atty. Go carries with him several decades of extensive experience in labor law. Born on 25 September 1953 in Quezon City, he obtained his Bachelor of Law degree in 1983 from the University of the Philippines College of Law. He also earned his Business Management degree in 1975 from Ateneo de Manila University. He was admitted to the Bar in 1984.
Atty. Go started his legal career working for the Legal Department of Great Pacific Life Assurance Corporation. Afterwards, he worked as a confidential attorney in the Court of Appeals under Associate Justice Alfredo V. Cruz, Jr and, thereafter, under Presiding Justice Emilio A. Gancayco. Upon Justice Gancayco’s appointment as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Atty. Go worked as the former’s legal researcher. In 1995, he participated in the 32nd Academy of American and International Law of the Southwestern Legal Foundation (now known as The Center for America and International Law).
He started his extensive labor practice in 1987, when he was appointed Labor Arbiter in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). He served as Labor Arbiter for more than fifteen (15) years, until 2003, when he was appointed as Commissioner of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)— a post which he held until his retirement in 2018. During his stint as a quasi-judicial magistrate, he decided on numerous labor cases ranging from issues such as illegal dismissal, monetary claims, and general labor standards, among others.
In 2019, he came out of retirement and joined the firm as a senior partner, utilizing years of labor law experience under his belt in handling labor litigation cases. He is a member of various legal instititutions such as the Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA), the Philippine Bar Association (PBA), and the Alumni Association of the Center for American and International Law.