Clarissa is the partner responsible for white-collar crimes area in the firm. She has started to practice criminal law 15 years ago and handles complex white-collar matters concerning big rigging, public health, tax evasion, corruption, financial crimes, insider trading, bankruptcy crimes, cartels and other competitive practices, environmental crimes, among others. Clarissa has broad experience with both Federal and State Criminal Authorities in many states of Brazil. Recently, one of her oral administrative defenses regarding potential violations to the AML has become a leading case in the market of luxury goods after a unanimous decision before the Financial Activities Control Council.
Besides the extensive experience in defending the interests of companies and their representatives in government investigations, criminal lawsuits and police investigations related to business activity, she has advised national and multinational companies on anti-corruption laws and regulations (Brazilian Anti-Corruption Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act), anti-bribery conventions (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations) and money laundering rules.
In the past, Clarissa has coordinated several internal and independent corporate investigations, including some responsive to subpoenas by enforcement agencies, such as the Securities Exchange Committee and the US Department of Justice. She also has experience handling corporate investigations related to insider trading, kickback, fraud and asset recovery.
She is a frequent speaker on cross-border investigations, the Brazilian criminal system, fraud and asset tracing at international conferences.