As Legal Director at Pogust Goodhead, Rafaela leads a team of accomplished Brazilian lawyers who are working on the largest group action in England, resulting from the most significant environmental catastrophe caused by corporations in Brazil. Her legal expertise and attention to detail make her responsible for overseeing and coordinating the aspects of the case that intersect with Brazilian law and procedures.
Rafaela is an accomplished lawyer with over a decade of experience in litigation in Brazil and international organisations’ justice and regulatory reform sectors. In Brazil, she managed litigation from initial investigation to court trial and appeals in superior courts, with extensive knowledge of white-collar crimes, and environmental and consumer regulatory sanctions. Alongside her work as a lawyer, Rafaela offered advisory services to international organizations in regulatory development and justice reform.
Rafaela is passionate about comparative law and access to justice matters and is highly dedicated to achieving justice for our clients.
Areas of Expertise
Civil and complex litigation
MSc in Regulation, The London School of Economics and Political Science – 2018 – 2019
Post Graduate Degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Escola Superior do Ministério Público – 2012 – 2014
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso – 2007 – 2011
Assistant to Appellate Judge, Court of Appeal of the State of Mato Grosso – 2011 – 2013
Associate Lawyer, Gahyva & Brandão Advocacia – 2013- 2018
Associate, Pogust Goodhead – 2019 – 2020
Consultant, The World Bank – 2020 – 2021
External Consultant, OCDE – 2022
Legal Director, Pogust Goodhead – 2021 – Present
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