Experience

    • Assisted former Judge John Gleeson in acting as court-appointed amicus curiae to argue against dismissal of false statement charge in United States v. Michael Flynn, and to advise court regarding potential perjury prosecution.
    • YPF S.A., as a co-defendant with the Argentine Republic, in litigation brought by the Petersen Energia and Eton Park funds in the S.D.N.Y. arising from Argentina’s 2012 expropriation of a controlling stake in YPF.
    • Senior executives in foreign corrupt practices investigations by DOJ.
    • The owners of a South American construction company in U.S. investigations related to the Lava Jato corruption investigations in Brazil.
    • A Brazilian industrial company in an FCPA investigation.
    • One of the largest privately held Swiss companies in corruption investigations in the US, Brazil and Switzerland.
    • A global shoe and apparel company in a federal corruption investigation.
    • A major financial institution in an SEC investigation related to financial reporting issues.
    • A leading Brazilian mining company in its research projects and supply agreements.
    • Various global companies and private equity firms in conducting anti-corruption and trade compliance due diligence relating to potential transactions and investments around the world.
    • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Cyanco International, the largest global producer of sodium cyanide.
    • Capital Group in its 457 million reais ($142 million) investment in BK Brasil Operação e Assessoria a Restaurantes, which operates the Burger King.
    • The owner and operator of a shipyard in its $1 billion dispute with a project finance vehicle formed by a consortium of a national oil company, commercial and development banks and other financial institutions, over the construction of drillships for use in deep water oil operations.
    • Swiss investor SGS in defeating an ICSID annulment application in the SGS v. Paraguay dispute.
    • The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) in defeating a $250 million ICC arbitration filed by a State-owned Ecuadorian company in connection with a loan agreement.
    • Multiple parties as claimants in an LCIA arbitration relating to a large infrastructure project in Latin America.
    • A mining company as a respondent in an ICC arbitration relating to a contract for the supply of a rare metal.
    • A foreign investor in the provision of pre-dispute advice relating to a large infrastructure project in Latin America.
    • The preparation of a comparative study of truth and reconciliation processes in Latin American countries, in cooperation with the Vance Center for International Justice.
    • A leading telecommunications and digital media company in an LCIA arbitration of a contractual dispute arising out of the purchase of assets in multiple jurisdictions, winning a complete victory on indemnification claims of over €139 million, defeating counterclaims of over €84 million, and obtaining a substantial costs award.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, 2012, LL.M.
  • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo Law School, 2008, Bachelor of Laws