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Claudia Chagas


Former National Secretary of Justice from to 2003 to 2007. Was the leader of the team of experts that created the Department of Assets Recovery and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Justice, in 2003 and the conducted the first National Strategy for Combating Corruption and Money Laundering(ENCCLA).

Has over 24 years of experience as Public Prosecutor in Brazil. Has acted in the criminal area, public treasury and more recently delved into disciplinary processes in the National Council of the Public Prosecution (CNMP), where she served as a member, between 2010 and 2013. Was director of the Superior School of the Public Prosecutor´s Office in the Federal District.

Worked as advisor to ministers in both the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF)  and the  Supreme Court of Justice (STJ). Highly respected in legal circles in Brazil for her credibility and low-profile style with consistent services delivered in law enforcement duties. Has recently retired and joined FeldensMadruga in the beginning of 2018, where she has acted in Criminal and Administrative Corporate cases, as well as before the Superior Courts.


LLM from the University of Brasília (UnB).
Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Brasília (UnB).


CHAGAS, Claudia Maria de Freitas Chagas. Access to Information and Privacy: a dilemma in a Democratic Society. Editora D´Plácido, 2017.