Adriana Dantas is the head partner for Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar . She has more than 20 years of experience in Compliance, Internal Investigations (with a focus on multi-jurisdictional investigations), International Trade, and Administrative Misconduct Law. Currently, she is the chairwoman of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), an international administrative court of appeals for cases involving corruption, fraud, and/or formation of a cartel in projects financed by the Bank in Latin America. She is the first woman to hold such an office.
She advises national and multinational clients on matters including administrative defenses, negotiation of leniency agreements, internal investigations, crisis management, designing, implementing, and monitoring integrity and compliance programs. For International Trade matters, she has extensive experience in conducting commercial defense actions in Brazil and abroad, as well as defending cases before the World Trade Organization.
Additionally to her work in Brazil, she has also worked as a lawyer at King & Spalding LLP in Washington, DC from 2006 to 2011, in Geneva from 2001 to 2003, and in London in 2001. She is an independent supervisor appointed by the Federal Prosecution Office in the context of a leniency agreement entered into by a publicly held company, in the aftermath of Operação Lava-Jato (Operation Car Wash).
She holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) Law School, a Master’s degree from the University of London, King’s College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Universidade de Brasília (UnB). She is the chairwoman of the Compliance Subcommittee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Adriana Dantas has also been recognized nationally and internationally for her work in: Compliance, Investigations, Government Enforcement, and International Trade practice. Among the international legal directories, its main recognitions were by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Leaders League, Who’s Who Legal, and GIR. She is also nationally recognized through the seal Análise Advocacia.