Adriana Dantas is the partner who heads BMA's Corporate Ethics/Compliance and International Trade practice areas. She is known for her significant international experience, her strong academic background, and her skill in representing clients in matters involving multiple jurisdictions.
In the Corporate Ethics/Compliance area, Adriana has been involved in conducting internal investigations and defending 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 local 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's Dispute Settlement Body.
Adriana is an active member of the International Anti-Corruption and International Trade Committees of the American Bar Association (ABA) and of the International Bar Association (IBA). She serves as vice chair of the ABA International Anti-Corruption Committee. She is a member of the Committee on partnerships of the Brazilian Bar Association, Sao Paulo Section, of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), and of Brazilian Institute of Studies in the area of Competition, Consumption and International Trade (IBRAC). Adriana is registered with the DC Bar as a foreign counsel.
Adriana is frequently distinguished for her practice in rankings by legal publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer, LACCA Approved (in the anti-corruption area), Who's who Legal, and has recently been nominated as Women in Business Law.
Ph.D. in International Economic Law with the highest distinction from the University of São Paulo (2008).
Fulbright visiting scholar at the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center between August 2005 and December 2007.
LL.M., London University, King's College (2001).
LL.B., Universidade de Brasília – UnB.
English, Spanish and Portuguese.