Provided by Adriana Dantas
Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar and International Trade
Adriana Dantas is the head partner for Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar . She has more than 20 years of experience in Compliance, Internal Investigations (focused on multi-jurisdictional investigations), International Trade and Administrative Misconduct. She is the chairwoman of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the first woman to hold such an office.
She advises national and international 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, as well as defending cases before the WTO.
She worked as a lawyer at King & Spalding in Washington, Geneva and London. 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.
She holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law from USP, a Master’s degree from the University of London, King’s College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from UnB. She is the chairwoman of the Compliance Subcommittee of the IBA.
Adriana Dantas enjoys a strong reputation for her technical knowledge and extensive track record in compliance mandates. She is particularly noted for her expertise in monitorships and internal investigations. A client says: "Adriana has a wide knowledge of compliance, providing safe and accurate advice." An interviewee notes: "She has very strong international experience," while another adds: "She provides an excellent client service."