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

Brigard Urrutia‘s compliance team finds favour for its ability to ‘successfully simplify complex issues‘. The multidisciplinary practice enjoys closes relationships with raft of global corporations, which it advises on risk management systems, through to sensitive criminal investigations. Director and practice head Ricardo Forero is singled out as a ‘well-trained, experienced and creative lawyer‘ and brings to bear over 16 years’ experience; he is well versed in criminal proceedings, compliance and FCPA-related matters. Since the practice’s formation in 2020, the firm continues to invest in building up its compliance offering and in July 2021 it welcomed new associate María Camila Sarria, who joined from the in-house legal team at Casa Editorial El Tiempo. Associate Andrea Plazas left to study in the UK.