Adriana Dantas is recognized for her significant international experience, her strong academic background, and her skill in representing clients in matters involving multiple jurisdictions. She currently serves as a member of the Petrobras Independent Board Committee on Sanctions and Disciplinary Measures, a body responsible for imposing sanctions based on the Brazilian Clean Company Act on vendors and executives engaged in fraud and corruption within Petrobras system.
Also within the Compliance and Anti-Corruption practice, Adriana has been involved in conducting internal investigations and in defending Board Committees and companies before Brazilian and U.S. authorities. She has acted in proceedings resulting from industry sweeps conducted by the DOJ and SEC and, more recently, by Brazilian authorities. She assists national and international clients in matters such as administrative defenses, negotiating leniency agreements, conducting internal investigations, crisis management, and designing and implementing compliance programs.
In International Trade matters, Adriana concentrates her practice on trade defense actions in Brazil and other countries and on representing companies and associations in international disputes, particularly disputes before the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.
Adriana is the Latin American Officer of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee, and an active member of the International Anti-Corruption and International Trade Committees of the American Bar. She is also a member of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL).
Adriana is registered with the Brazilian Bar, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Section, and of the DC Bar as a foreign counsel.
Adriana is frequently acknowledged in rankings by legal publications such as Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer, Chambers Global and LACCA Approved (The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association), in the anti-corruption area.
"Adriana Dantas, recommended in LACCA Approved for her anti-corruption work, is also head of the white-collar crime and compliance practice, a role she took on in 2013. While the bulk of her experience lies in trade work, she has done an admirable job in building the firm’s reputation in an area that is in itself growing rapidly in Brazil."
Latin Lawyer 250
“According to sources, ‘she is really committed, has a solid technical background and provides valuable support’.”
Chambers Latin America
“Adriana Dantas is noted for her experience in internal and external anti-corruption investigations involving a diverse client base. Her broad-based practice includes significant international trade expertise.”
Chambers Latin America
”She is singled out as ‘a young and experienced lawyer with an international mindset – she anticipates her clients’ needs and knows what questions to ask in order to better understand their business.’”
Ph.D. in International Economic Law
University of São Paulo - USP. Title granted with the highest distinction in 2008.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Institute of International Economic Law
Georgetown University, Washington-D.C., between 2006 and 2007.
London University, King's College. Title granted with merit in 2001.
Chevening scholar by the British Council.
University of Brasília - UnB
Portuguese; English; Spanish
OAB/DF n. 15.838; OAB/SP n. 215.574-A