MALHEIROS FILHO, MEGGIOLARO E PRADO - ADVOGADOS is a law firm, registred at the State of São Paulo Bar nº 5.004, providing legal representation and counseling services in the field of Criminal Law. Its practice covers a wide range of subjects involving police and administrative authorities, the State and Federal Judiciary branches, and Higher National Courts.
Commitment to Law and Ethics guides the daily work at the Office, staffed by professionals with broad experience and intensive professional activity. Dedicated to offering personalized and interactive attention to each client, it has a small team of attorneys able to identify individual requirements and provide the most efficient advice.
Graduated in Law (USP, 1972). Admitted to the Bar in 1973. Postgraduation in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (USP, 1974). Former member of the board and Director of the Association of Lawyers of São Paulo (1979/1983). Former member of the national board of the Bar Association (1993/1994). Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Defense of the Right to Counsel - IDDD. Former academic supervisor and professor of Economic Criminal Law in the specialization course of the São Paulo Law School of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation.
Graduated in Law (PUC/SP, 1999). Admitted to the Bar in 2000. Specialist in Economic Criminal Law (Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2002). Director of the Institute of Defense of the Right to Counsel – IDDD. Former assistant member of the Rights and Prerogatives Committee of the Bar Association.
Graduated in Law (PUC/SP, 2007). Admitted to the Bar in 2008. Specialist in Economic and European Criminal Law (Brazilian Institute for Criminal Sciences and Institute of Economic and European Criminal Law of the University of Coimbra, 2009). Specialist in Economic Criminal Law (Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2011).
Graduated in Law (Mackenzie/SP, 2010). Admitted to the Bar in 2010. Specialist in Antitrust Law (Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2013). Specialist in Economic Criminal Law (Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2014).
Graduated in Law (PUC/SP, 2010). Admitted to the Bar in 2011. Specialist in Antitrust Law (Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2013). Specialist in Economic Criminal Law (Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2014).
Graduated in Law (PUC/SP, 2011). Admitted to the Bar in 2012. Former teacher assistant in the discipline of Criminal Law at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Specialist in Economic and European Criminal Law (Brazilian Institute for Criminal Sciences and Institute of Economic and European Criminal Law of the University of Coimbra, 2013). Specialist in Economic Criminal Law (Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2015).
Graduated in Law (Mackenzie/SP, 2012). Admitted to the Bar in 2013.
Graduated in Law (Mackenzie/SP, 1989). Admitted to the Bar in 1989. Worked as a lawyer and a partner at Manuel Alceu Affonso Ferreira Lawyers (1989/2011). Former member of Press Law Studies Commission (OAB/SP).
Graduated in Law (Mackenzie/SP, 2015). Admitted to the Bar in 2015.
Whether working on the defense or prosecution side, our basic commitment is to respect for individual rights. The Office safeguards the names of its clients even when they are involved in widely disclosed public proceedings.
Our clients are leaders of various sectors of the economy, both in Brazil and abroad, and are often featured in Fortune 500 and Exame 100, particularly in the following segments:
• Financial sector and investment market
Commercial banks (both retail conglomerates and boutiques), investment banks, stockbrokers, securities dealers, factoring companies, institutional investors and Stock Exchanges.
• Industrial sector
Car making, mining, metallurgy and civil construction industries (including public works) and their input, chemical and pharmaceutical, electrical and electronics, agribusiness, food and beverages, paper and pulp industries.
• Commercial and services sectors
Retail and wholesale companies, transportation, telecommunications, ideia technology and software companies, publishing houses and printers, advertising agencies, consulting firms.
• Political and institutional sector
City Councillors, State Representatives, Congressmen and Senators of the Republic. Mayors, State Governors before, during or after their terms of office. Presidents of the Republic, during their term of office or before. Ministers of State, Lawyers, Law Professors, Public Prosecutors, Judges and Appelate Court Justices.
In addition to our constant and uninterrupted work in the "classic" areas of Criminal Law, such as crimes against persons (crimes against life, bodily integrity etc.), crimes against property etc, the Office has acclaimed expertise in Economic Criminal Law with an emphasis in financial crimes (a field in which it practices even before the current regulation of 1986) and corporate crimes, with intense presence before the National Superior Courts and the Supreme Court.
Lately the Firm started working in questions related to foreign anti-corruption, cybercrimes and consulting activities in business questions with possible criminal reflexes (compliance).
The office has a remarkable practice in the following areas:
• Crimes against the financial system and investment market;
• Tax frauds;
• Press and advertising crimes;
• Copyright crimes;
• Crimes of libel;
• Environmental crimes;
• Information technology crimes;
• Corporate crimes;
• Criminal Consumer Law;
• Criminal violations in public biddings;
• Electoral crimes;
• Crimes against the public administration;
• Legal advising and representation in private investigations (Compliance).
In addition to books and electronically accessed materials, the office library is a substantial information storage, offering an extensive and panoramic view of the intellectual production available on the topics involved in in the practice, including the Office's previous pieces of work, Court's precedents and academic texts.
The library keeps all the office staff up-to-date, supported by eletronic cataloguing and information retrieving systems.
There is a constant concern with professional update, not only by keeping a vast amount of accessible information - permanently updated; but also through the attendance of courses, seminars and conferences in order to follow recent developments in practice-related matters.
Even in a streamlined and personalized organization one cannot lose sight of the aim of institutionalizing the growth and professional evolution of each staff member, through a career plan. Special attention is paid to the trainee law students, offering them guidance focused on their professional future, in the office or elsewhere.
This concern has been the Office's hallmark since it was founded. With the exception of the founder, all the attorneys joined it as law students.
• Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF)
• Superior Tribunal de Justiça (STJ)
• Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo (TJ/SP)
• TRF/1ª - Tribunal Regional Federal da 1ª Região
• TRF/2ª - Tribunal Regional Federal da 2ª Região
• TRF/3ª - Tribunal Regional Federal da 3ª Região
• TRF/4ª - Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região
• TRF/5ª - Tribunal Regional Federal da 5ª Região
• Portal da Justiça Federal
• Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB/SP)
• Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo (AASP)
• Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (IDDD)
• Instituto Brasileiro de Ciências Criminais (IBCCrim)