Former Justice Raoul G. Cantero leads White & Case's Miami Disputes Practice. He is board-certified in appellate practice and is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA in Florida Appellate Practice. He also focuses on cross-border disputes relating to Latin America and is a certified arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Mr. Cantero has represented many global clients at the trial and appellate levels, specializing in complex, class-action, and high-profile litigation. In his 30 years as a lawyer, he has handled over 400 appeals. The publication LawDragon lists him as one of the top 500 lawyers in the U.S.; and Chambers USA has described him as follows:
"[He] is known as the 'cream of the crop.' Commentators laud his ability to be 'both an aggressive advocate and a gentleman.'" "He is 'amazing' and praised by sources for his ability to 'communicate legal ideas to laypeople in a way that makes them able to make an informed decision.'" "He's just an excellent lawyer with wonderful experience in the appellate system."
Justice Cantero is also the firm's Global Executive Partner for Diversity, in which position he oversees the firm's recruitment, retention, and promotion of minority lawyers. In 2016, Law360 found that White & Case was the most diverse law firm in the US, with over one-third of its attorneys being minorities. In addition, AmLaw has ranked White & Case #1 in the diversity of attorneys for three consecutive years.
Appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 2002 by then-Governor Jeb Bush, Mr. Cantero was the first justice of Hispanic descent and one of the youngest ever to sit on the Court. In his six years as a justice, he heard hundreds of appeals and authored well over 100 opinions.