The Brazil-U.S. 40 and Under White Collar Lawyers Initiative is a group founded in 2019 comprising attorneys under the age of 41 who are focused on government investigations and related litigation as well as compliance issues involving U.S. and Brazilian interests.

The Initiative’s objective is to bring together young attorneys based in both countries to share ideas and experiences, report on current trends, and develop a network of experts in this field.  The Initiative carries out its mission through its core programs, which include meetings and sessions with guest speakers, social mixers, and publications dedicated to relevant topics.

As of now, the Initiative has welcomed speakers including:

  • Senior defense counsel in Brazil and the United States;
  • The former Assistant Attorney General for DOJ’s Criminal Division, the former Acting Head of DOJ’s Criminal Division, the former head of DOJ’s FCPA Unit, the former Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, the General Counsel of the FBI, the Deputy Counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the UN Oil-for-Food Program, and the former President of the American Society of International Law;
  • The former Prosecutor General of Brazil, the current General Counsel of Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller-General (CGU), the former head of the Carwash Taskforce in Rio de Janeiro, a Brazilian state prosecutor, the former director of the Brazilian Federal Police’s Organized Crime unit, and the former head of the Leniency Unit at Brazil’s antitrust regulator (CADE); and
  • The former Chief Compliance Officer at General Electric Energy Connections, the Chief Compliance Officer of Braskem, and a member of various Boards of Directors.

In addition, the Initiative is currently working on a unique book project on key cross-border white collar topics co-authored by members in both jurisdictions.

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