She has been practicing for more than ten years in highly complex litigation (with an emphasis on domestic and international arbitration), with a special focus on disputes involving States and State entities, construction and infrastructure contracts, corporate and M&A matters.
Before joining Lefosse Advogados, she worked in law firms in São Paulo and Washington, DC, and for more than ten years as an assistant to some of most renowned arbitrators in Brazil.
Mônica is currently the head of international affairs at Canal Arbitragem, founder and director of Amcham’s New Arbitrators Initiative and editor of Clube dos Arbitralistas Lusófonos. She is a member of several national and international associations, including the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA).
Between 2021 and 2022, she was director of the Georgetown Brazilian Law Association and editor of the Journal of International Law at Georgetown University. In 2021, she founded the Center for Debates in Arbitration in Brazil.
Mônica holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo, an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University, an LL.M. in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Sciences Po, and a Diploma in Public and Private International Law from the Hague Academy of International Law.