Name: Antônio Sérgio Altieri de Moraes Pitombo
Firm Name: Moraes Pitombo Advogados
Jurisdiction: Brasil
Practice Area: Business Crime Law

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Professional Biography:

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Antônio Sérgio A de Moraes Pitombo has been involved in the practice of criminal and contentious advocacy law for more than two decades, and is known for his work in several cases of repercussion.

Pitombo graduated from the University of São Paulo with a master’s degree, and a doctorate, in criminal law. He obtained his post-doctoral degree from the Ius Gentium Conimbrigae at the University of Coimbra’s Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Institute of Brazilian Lawyers; the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences; the Manoel Pedro Pimentel Institute, linked to the department of criminal law, criminology and forensic medicine at the University of São Paulo’s Faculty of Law; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and the International Association of Penal Law.

Firm Description:

Encouraging participation in continuing legal education seminars, professional association activities and civic affairs, São Paulo-headquartered Moraes Pitombo Advogados prides itself on its ability to combine the dual qualities of a contemporary legal practice – ie, the personally tailored client service characteristic of small law firms, and the cutting-edge technology and organisation of large law firms.

“We defend the interests of our clients in cases both in Brazil and abroad through our partnership with several foreign offices,” says firm founder Antônio Sérgio A de Moraes Pitombo. “In the past 15 years, we have worked on the biggest and most groundbreaking cases in the country, with successful results that demonstrate the distinctive quality of our legal service.”

Moraes Pitombo Advogados’ main areas of activity include crimes against the economic and financial order; crimes against the tax order; crimes against the environment; crimes against patrimony, industrial property and labour organisations; crimes against the faith and public administration; crimes against the person; crimes against the family and sexual dignity; crimes against public safety; crimes perpetrated by the internet; international cooperation; and legal opinions.

The firm’s offices are structured to exclusively serve two areas of law, namely criminal and civil, with distinct teams available to interact and organise a full defence against the state. A team of more than 100 people is divided across three offices, located in the cities of São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro.

“Over time, our headquarters in the city of São Paulo found two fundamental needs for its development,” says Pitombo. “First, we saw the need to verticalise our work in the judiciary, serving clients in the higher courts (the Superior Court of Justice and the Supreme Federal Court) – hence the birth of the Brasília office, allowing a greater growth and highlight in judgments in both of these courts.

“Second, we wanted to give the same level of personalised service to our many clients in Rio de Janeiro, which required us to reproduce the standard of service quality with a team of equal importance and size in that city.”