Member of the Bar since 1991. PhD in International Law (USP, 2000), Specialist in Business Law (PUC-SP, 1995). Graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.
Practices in the areas of Litigation, Corporate Ethics and Bussines Crime . Between 1996 and 2007, was a Federal Attorney, having held various positions at the Brazilian Federal Government, such as National Secretary of Justice, Director of Assets Recovery and International Cooperation (DRCI) of the Ministry of Justice, Adjunct Attorney-General, Member of the Board of the Brazilian Financial Unit (Council for Financial Activities Control – COAF) and coordinator of the National Strategy for Combating Corruption and Money Laundering (ENCCLA).
His international experience includes serving as Chairman of the Group of Experts on International Cooperation and Vice-President of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Led Brazilian delegations in the negotiation of treaties on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between Brazil and Germany, Spain and China and participated in the negotiation of several other treaties. Was Consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Member of the Roxin Alliance, an international network of lawyers specializing in white collar crime and member of “The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators”. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, having been a member of the board of the Federal Council between 2009 and 2012. Member of the Self-Regulation Board of the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN).
Author of several publications on International Law, Criminal Law and International Legal Cooperation. He is a part-time Professor at the Rio Branco Institute (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).