Flávia Leardini > Mattos Filho > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Mattos Filho
SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001

Work Department

White Collar Crime




Flavia advises national and international clients on advisory and litigation matters within complex economic and corporate criminal law cases, especially those involving tax evasion, corruption, crimes against capital markets, and money laundering. Flavia’s held an internship at a US law firm with a solid presence in transnational criminal cases and corporate investigations in Washington, DC, collaborating in defense of Brazilian and foreign clients before the US Department of Justice. She is a specialist in tax fraud and money laundering, with a degree from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), and also serves as assistant coordinator of courses at the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCrim).


Portuguese and English


Bachelor of Laws, Mackenzie Presbyterian University
Post-graduation in Economic and European Criminal Law, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
Post-graduation in Criminal Law, Escola Superior do Ministério Público do Estado de São Paulo
Specialization Degree in Tax Fraud and Money Laundering, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

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.