Isabel Franco

Isabel Franco

Partner - São Paulo

Areas of expertise

Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions

University graduate

Graduated from the Law School of Largo São Francisco (USP), she attended Harvard Law Schools Lawyer Training Program 

Postgraduate studies

Masters degree at Fordham University (NY). 

Professional activities

She was the Chair of the New York State Bar Association, the Vice Chair of the IBAs Anti-Corruption Commission, rapporteur for the OAB / SP Ethics Tribunal, and a representative of Transparency International in Brazil for many years. At AmCham/SP, she was their Legal Advisor, and a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. She was a finalist of the Claudia Award in 2010, in the category "Business" for her role in the fight against corporate corruption. For years Isabel has been nominated Number 1 lawyer in Latin America in the practice of anti-corruption and compliance by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) and was included in the list of the 100 best investigators in the world by the Global Investigations Review (GIR). Isabel is ranked by international directories as Chambers Latin America as Band 1, the highest ranking, and recognized as "Foreign Expert for USA" by Chambers Global.

Of dual nationality, North American and Brazilian, Isabel is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Brazil. She is also part of the following boards: InstitutoNão AceitoCorrupção, BemQuererMulher, Shift Transforming Agents and Jatobás Institute.


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