Paula Moreira Indalecio > Mattos Filho > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Mattos Filho
SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001

Work Department

White Collar Crime




Paula Moreira Indalecio is a criminal lawyer with over twenty years’ experience across various industry sectors. She works with both domestic and international clients on advisory and litigation matters concerning highly complex white-collar crime cases, particularly those involving technology and security-related issues. In 2001, Paula graduated in Law from São Paulo’s Pontificia Universidade Católica – where she also served as a teaching assistant in criminal law classes. Later, she completed post-graduate degrees in Corporate Criminal Law at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School (FGVLaw) and in European and Economic Criminal Law at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) in 2005. Paula also obtained an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Capital and Financial Market Law from IBMEC São Paulo (now known as INSPER).

An advisor to the Movimento de Defesa da Advocacia (‘Lawyer’s Defense Movement’) since its foundation, she served as vice-president of its Criminal Affairs Commission between 2010 and 2011. Since 2017, Paula has participated in annual discussion meetings at the Global Forum on Corporate Criminal Liability (organized in Europe by Cambridge Forums), becoming both a panelist and a member of the event’s steering committee in 2019.


Portuguese and English


Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)
Graduate School degree in White Collar Crime, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-SP)
LL.M., Capital and Financial Markets, Insper (SP)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations

A firm with a ‘good reputation and credibility in the market‘, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados combines an ‘excellent understanding of the relevant law‘ with ‘expertise based on experience from being involved in relevant cases‘. The team is regularly sought for advice and representation in high-profile and complex federal investigations, and also works alongside the firm’s compliance partners to assist in internal corporate investigations. Among its areas of expertise are cases involving fraud, bribery, corruption, tax offences and environmental crimes, and the team has recently seen an uptick in work connected to data protection and data breaches. Highly regarded criminal law expert Rogério Fernando Taffarello, who established the firm’s white-collar crime practice in 2017, draws on his extensive experience in criminal investigations, appeals and negotiations with prosecutors. Paula Moreira Indalecio, who joined the firm in January 2020, is another standout partner; she has established an impressive practice, having been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including cases involving crimes against the financial system and money laundering. Flávia Leardini – who was promoted to partner in April 2021 – and Marcela Venturini Diorio are also noted.