Ricardo Forero > Brigard Urrutia > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Brigard Urrutia
CALLE 70A #4-41
BOGOTA
Colombia

Work Department

Corporate Crime, Compliance and Investigations; Sports Law

Position

Director

Career

Ricardo has more than 16 years of experience in government service, legal practice, and the corporate sector in Colombia. He has particular expertise in criminal and corporate law; compliance and FCPA-related matters; investigations and research; and international tax planning. Ricardo has led a wide variety of investigations for clients in diverse industries, including oil and gas, agriculture, and construction. He has also managed and participated in a number of litigation support and asset search engagements for clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Ricardo worked for important companies and Government entities, where he monitored various types of risks associated with corruption, money laundering, and terrorist financing as well as overseeing important compliance activities.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with a postgraduate degree in Criminal Law from Universidad de Mendoza in Argentina and in Tax Law from Universidad del Rosario in Colombia.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime

In March 2020 Brigard Urrutia brought in Ricardo Forero -formerly a senior director at Kroll- to head up the firm’s nascent corporate crime, compliance and investigations practice, in conjunction with associate Andrea Plazas. With over 15 years’ experience in private practice, the public sector and in house, Forero has a Master’s degree in criminal law and focuses on corporate criminal matters, compliance, FCPA-related matters and investigations, and the practice has already seen an uptick in work since his arrival. Plazas has also been instrumental in the development of the practice, leading on all matters concerned with compliance as well as advising on AML, CTF, and anti-bribery and corruption measures. Recent matters have seen the team undertaking internal investigations, representing clients in transnational criminal investigations, and handling the design and implementation of compliance programmes involving ATF, CTF, ABC and data privacy.