Rogério Fernando Taffarello > Mattos Filho > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Mattos Filho
SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001

Work Department

White Collar Crime




Rogério hás been one of the most active Brazilian lawyers representing individual and corporate clients in Car Wash and other high-profile investigations nationwide and has deep experience in both domestic and cross-border matters relating to all types of business crimes. Former executive director of the Brazilian Institute for Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM) and former member of the Commission on Legislative Matters of the Institute in Defense of the Defense Rights (IDDD), Rogério is a professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP) where he teaches postgraduate courses on Economic Criminal Law, and is a guest professor for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Criminal and Procedural Law in different Brazilian institutions


Portuguese, English and Italian


Rogerio is a counselor at the Commission on Professional Prerogatives for the São Paulo State Bar Association (OAB-SP), where he is also a member of the Committee of Criminal Procedure Law.

Member of the editorial board for Revista Brasileira de Ciências Criminais and Revista de Estudos Criminais, the two most influential Brazilian publications in the field. Author of several publications dedicated to criminal law and procedure with a focus on economic crimes


Bachelor of Laws, USP
MPhil in Criminal Law, USP
Post-graduate degree in Economic and European Criminal Law, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Specialization degree in tax fraud and money laundering, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) Specialization degree in criminal law, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain)
Visiting researcher focusing on financial crimes at Università di Bologna (Italy) in early 2016

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations

(Leading individuals)

Rogério Fernando TaffarelloMattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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.