Clarissa Oliveira

Telephone: +55 11 3755-5489
Languages: Portuguese and English

Practice Area(s):
Compliance and Anticorruption
White Collar Crime Defense and Corporate Investigations
Fraud Prevention and Asset Recovery

Clarissa is responsible for the White Collar Crimes area in the firm. She has started to practice criminal law thirteen 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.

Over the past years 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 has also experience handling corporate investigations related to insider trading, kickback, fraud and asset recovery.

She is a frequent speaker on Cross Border Investigations, Brazilian Criminal System, Fraud and Asset Tracing at international conferences.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie – 2007. Post Graduation in Business Crimes from Universidade De Coimbra – 2008. Specialization in Fundamental Rights and Criminology from Universidade de Coimbra – 2008. Masters in Laws Degree (L.L.M) in Economic Crimes and Criminal Procedure from GVLaw – 2012. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, the International Bar Association – Committees: Anticorruption, Business Crime and Criminal Law and the Brazilian Compliance Institute (Head of the Committee “Attorney Client Privilege in Cross Border Investigations). Member of the Institute of Defense of the Right to Defense (IDDD and the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM).


The Legal 500 recommends Clarissa in White Collar Crimes (The Legal 500 Latin America 2018).

She is also listed as a standout practitioner in Investigations by Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019.

Clarissa is listed as one of the most admired attorneys in Brazil in Criminal Law by the publication “Análise Advocacia 500” 2018.


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