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

Brigard Urrutia
CALLE 70A #4-41

Work Department

Corporate Crime, Compliance and Investigations; Sports Law




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.


Spanish and English


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

Global clients of Brigard Urrutia laud it as a ‘one-stop-shop for any subsidiary of a multinational company doing business in Colombia’. On the corporate compliance front, this is evidenced by its ability to provide advice to leading corporations, such as Bayer, H&M Hennes & Mauritz and WeWork, on their local compliance programmes and initiatives. The multidisciplinary team is also well equipped to handle investigations and criminal litigation. Director Ricardo Forero heads the department and is highlighted for his ‘super practical and solid approach to consulting for multinational companies’; he has experience across a range of investigations, compliance and corporate crime-related matters. Associate María Camila Sarria provides dedicated practice support.