Mrs Isabel Franco > Azevedo Sette Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile
Azevedo Sette Advogados Offices
AV. PRES. JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK, 2041
TORRE E, 16 ANDAR
SÃO PAULO SP 04543-011
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Mrs Isabel Franco
Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar
The partner draws upon more than 20 years’ experience in all areas of compliance, from preparing full-fledged compliance programs, to trainings, investigations, risk assessments, assistance with whistleblowers, among others. She was the first Brazilian to have been appointed as a monitor by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a Brazilian company in its Plea Agreement with such authorities.
English, Spanish and Portuguese
Member of Compliance Women Committee, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Fordham University School of Law (NY, USA), Member of the Board of Directors at The American Society of São Paulo, Member of Governance Comission and President’s Comission. Before joining Azevedo Sette, Isabel was partner of Compliance and Corporate practice in Brazil’s leading law firms. She was foreign associate at Freshfields in special investigation project (Hong Kong, 1988-1990).
LL.B. from Universidade de São Paulo Law School, she was admitted to practice in São Paulo, Brazil, 1978. She attended Program of Instruction of Lawyers at Harvard University and received an LL.M from Fordham Law School in New York (USA).
Isabel is considered a senior statement in Compliance, ranked by international directories as Chambers Latin America and Chambers Brazil as Band 1, the highest ranking, and recognized as "Foreign Expert for USA" by Chambers Global. Isabel is also recommended in Best Lawyers guide as Top listed in Corporate and M&A Law, Corporate Governance & Compliance practice, Media Law and Technology Law, and Who’s Who Global and National guides in Investigations and Business Crime Defense garners praise for her ability to “summarise complex legal and compliance topics in a clear, practical and synthetic way”. In Leaders League ranking, Isabel is recommended in Compliance and Fraud practices.
For years, she 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). Also is considered by the Análise Advocacia and Análise Advocacia Mulher as one of the most admired lawyers in São Paulo state in Compliance matters and reference to Energy: Power, Chemical and Petrochemical, Eletronics, Rubber and Plastics sectors.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Azevedo Sette Advogados has solidified its leading position in this market segment following the hires of Isabel Franco and Glaucia Ferreira in May 2019. Covering the gamut of anti-corruption and compliance work, the firm is a popular choice for multinational companies operating in a broad range of sectors. Also of note in the team are Luiz Eduardo Salles, whose broad practices encompasses economic law and anti-corruption, and senior associates Ingrid Bandeira Santos and Lucas Bianchini, who often work on the department’s key cases.
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