Daniel C.D'Agostini


São Paulo + 55.11.3018.3921

Daniel D'Agostini has experience working for international clients in prominent investigations and compliance matters in Latin America. He has conducted internal investigations for global entities operating in Latin America, as well as individuals in high-level executive positions, and has presented his findings to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Daniel has extensive experience dealing with the various sections of the DOJ Criminal Division.

During these investigations he frequently leads numerous interviews (in English, Portuguese, and Spanish) dealing with complex violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), money laundering, corruption, and fraud allegations. He has represented a number of high-profile individuals in recent corruption investigations in Latin America.

Daniel has experience working with global companies to develop worldwide corporate compliance assessments and has given presentations to company employees and senior management regarding risk assessment and compliance issues. In particular, Daniel has experience in pre/post-acquisition FCPA due diligence, which has become an increasingly important area in which to mitigate risk when doing business in Latin America.


  • Executives of worldwide construction firm respond to multijurisdictional FCPA investigationJones Day represents numerous executives of an international construction and engineering firm (with operations worldwide) in a multijurisdictional FCPA investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.
  • U.S. based energy company defends allegations of bribery in Brazil's Lava Jato investigationJones Day represents a large U.S. based energy company which had significant operations in Latin America and was accused of a bribery payment to a very senior Petrobras official implicated in the Lava Jato investigation in Brazil.
  • Multinational U.S.-based IT/software provider conducts internal investigation into allegations of FCPA violationsJones Day advised a multinational U.S.-based IT/software provider in its internal investigation into allegations of FCPA violations.
  • Fortune 500 medical company conducts internal investigation in South America involving allegations of distributor FCPA violationsJones Day represented a Fortune 500 medical company in internal investigations in Brazil and Argentina involving potential violations of U.S. antibribery laws, including the FCPA.
  • Chevron defends against allegations of environmental damage from oil seeps off coast of BrazilJones Day is serving as lead U.S. counsel for Chevron with respect to various legal and administrative proceedings arising out of oil seeps that occurred off the coast of Brazil in November 2011 and March 2012.
  • Fortune 500 company conducts internal anticorruption investigationJones Day advised a Fortune 500 company on an internal anticorruption investigation involving alleged payments made to political figures through unions associations.
  • AG of America acquires majority interest of The Dennis GroupJones Day represented Andrade Gutierrez S.A., one of Brazil's largest construction and engineering companies, in its acquisition, through Andrade Gutierrez of America, Inc. ("AG of America"), of The Dennis Group, Inc., a leading U.S. company that offers complete planning, architectural, process engineering, and construction management services to the food and beverage industries.
  • GIC acquires indirect minority equity interest in Carrefour BrazilJones Day advised GIC Private Limited, sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Singapore, in the acquisition of an indirect minority equity interest in Carrefour Brazil.
  • GfK sells animal and crop health divisionJones Day is representing GfK SE, a market research provider, in connection with the sale of its global animal and crop health division to a consortium consisting of Inflexion, a private equity investor, and the current management.
  • Group 1 Automotive acquires UAB Motors Participacoes S.A. for $207.6 millionJones Day advised Group 1 Automotive in its acquisition of UAB Motors Participacoes S.A., one of Brazil's largest automotive retailers, for approximately $47.4 million cash, 1.45 million shares of Group 1 common stock, and the assumption of approximately $62 million of net non-floorplan debt.
  • B.S. Holding completes investment in New Jersey real estateJones Day advised B.S. Holding Inc. in its 49% equity investment in each of two single-asset limited liability companies owning and operating commercial real estate centers in New Jersey.
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