Felipe Rocha dos Santosis an international specialist in Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. He concentrates on anti-corruption investigations and compliance matters, with a particular focus on business operations conducted in Brazil and Latin America.
Felipe's work involves assisting clients in evaluating anti-corruption policies and procedures, performing due diligence relating to third-party agents and joint venture partners, conducting internal reviews following evidence or allegations of improper conduct, and assisting in corruption investigations. His experience includes on-site investigations in Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Felipe served as chief of division in the Consumer Protection Department of the Ministry of Justice of Brazil.
Co-author, with James Boykin, "Fabricação de provas na arbitragem. Poder do árbitro para impor sanções a uma parte. Sentença arbitral mantida. Estado do Minnesota na Suprema Corte, 14 de outubro de 2014," Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, no. 49 (2016)
"Brazil's Focus on Transparency: Adjusting to New Rules and New Risks in an Enhanced Compliance Environment," Ethical Boardroom (Summer 2015)
"New Anti-Corruption Regulation Reaffirms Brazil's Focus on Prevention," The FCPA (Federal Corrupt Practices Act) Blog (April 8, 2015)
Panelist, "Além da Lava-Jato: Tendências Mundiais de Combate à Corrupção," Conference by Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Jurídicos da Infraestrutura (IBEJI), São Paulo, Aug. 28, 2015
Assisted a multinational "supermajor" oil and gas company in connection with a worldwide risk-assessment and compliance audit, in coordination with a compliance monitor
Successful and continued work with a French multinational CAC 40 industrial manufacturing company in connection with a World Bank investigation governed by the World Bank's January 2011 Sanctions Procedures and continuing proceedings
Assisted a French multinational CAC 40 engineering and construction company in connection with a global review and business partner due diligence process
Assisted a Japanese trading conglomerate with anti-corruption counseling, including in connection with an application for a loan from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
Anti-corruption and investigative review for a world-leading multinational pharmaceutical corporation, with respect to risks presented by relationships with distributors
Assisting a US defense contractor in connection with due diligence processes for international representatives and consultants
Reviewing and monitoring anti-corruption compliance, internal controls and financial reporting policies and procedures of Innospec Inc. on behalf of the corporate compliance monitor appointed by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the UK Serious Fraud Office
Anti-corruption and investigative review for a world-leading payment processing firm, including with respect to foreign and domestic political participation and lobbying compliance