Mrs Patricia Barboza > CGM Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

CGM Advogados
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1663 - 5º andar

Work Department

Labour & Employment, Immigration.


Partner. Specialized in Labour and Employment Consulting and Litigation, including cross-border issues. Leads harassment, discrimination and workplace internal investigations, especially in internal investigations and compliance, negotiations of collective bargaining agreements, reductions in force and management and prevention of strikes. Due Diligence and Consulting on Employment Aspects in M&A in Brazil, including post-closing issues.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association in 2001. Senior Associate at TozziniFreire Advogados; Associate at Machado Associados Advogados e Consultores; Partner at Campos Mello Advogados; Founding Partner of CGM Advogados.


  • Chambers Latin America (Labor & Employment | 2017-2020)
  • LACCA Approved (Labor | 2014-2020)
  • Best Lawyers (Labor| 2020)
  • Análise Advocacia 500 (Labor | 2018–2019; tecnologhy | 2019)
  • Legal 500 (Labour and Employment)


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.


Law Degree (LL.B) from the School of Law of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC-SP in 2000; Post-Graduation in Corporate Employment Law, from the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in 2007 and Post-Graduation in People and Business Management from São Paulo Business School in 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Labour and employment

CGM Advogados has a popular, multidisciplinary team handling a balanced mix of strategic litigation and advisory work, often for clients with cross-border interests. The team’s expertise in workforce restructurings came to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic, with lawyers advising on a number of collective negotiations and terminations, health and safety issues, and any resultant disputes. The firm’s large portfolio of clients in the healthcare, retail and industrial manufacturing sectors meant it represented many employers impacted heavily by the crisis. Founding partner Patricia Barboza leads the team, which includes up-and-coming partner Maury Lobo de Athayde and key senior associate Poliana César.