Pedro Brandão e Souza’s practice focuses on white-collar defense, regulatory enforcement, and complex civil litigation, in particular with respect to cross-border issues.

Pedro frequently represents companies and individuals in internal and governmental investigations before U.S. and foreign authorities involving a range of matters, including, among others, allegations of corruption, fraud, and money laundering. 

He also advises clients on the development of compliance and integrity programs and counsels clients on compliance issues in cross-border M&A transactions. Pedro frequently works on matters throughout Latin America, particularly enforcement matters, that have been conducted in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Pedro joined the firm in 2016. He was an associate at a Fialho Sales Advogados from 2011 to 2016. From May 2014 to August 2014, Pedro was a trainee in the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the World Trade Organization in Geneva and in 2011 participated in the Brazilian Antitrust Authority Exchange Program.

Notable Experiences

  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a Brazilian airline, in an independent investigation and representation before U.S. authorities of FCPA allegations relating to bribery.

  • A Latin American public development Bank in conducting a wide-ranging internal investigation of allegations of corruption relating to its financing of transactions to a Latin American conglomerate.

  • The Special Committee of a Brazilian food company in an independent investigation of allegations of bribery asserted by Brazilian authorities.

  • Multinational mining company in connection with allegations of corruption and related investigations involving the Company’s Latin American subsidiary.

  • Board of Directors of a major U.S. bank in connection with OCC investigation arising out of allegations of fraud.

  • A Brazilian citizen in a DOJ and CFTC investigation on potential misconduct concerning derivatives trading.

  • A Belgian consumer goods manufacturer in an internal review concerning allegations of accounting misrepresentations in violation of a sale and purchase agreement.

  • A Latin American oil & gas company as M&A FCPA counsel relating to a multibillion-dollar acquisition of a multinational company with operations throughout Latin America.

  • A French transportation company as M&A FCPA counsel relating to a multibillion-dollar acquisition of a Canadian company.

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