Catarina Freitas represents public and private companies on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in the United States and in Latin America. She has experience in a broad range of industries, including energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, aviation, and hospitality.
Recently, Catarina represented the commodity trader Traxys and investment firm CoLift in the management-led buyout of Traxys by multiple private equity investors. She has also worked with other clients such as Ansys, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Sanofi, Twilio, LendingTree, and Signature Aviation in domestic and multijurisdictional transactions.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Catarina was an associate in the corporate practice at a leading full-service Brazilian law firm where she advised Brazilian, European, Asian, and U.S. companies in M&A, structuring investments in Brazil, and in general corporate matters.
Catarina is committed to pro bono service, representing clients in immigration and divorce issues. In 2022, she won her first asylum case for a Venezuelan client. During law school she also worked as an intern at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project in Florence, Arizona.
- Stanford University (LL.M 2018); Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Rio de Janeiro (LL.M in Corporate Law and Capital Markets 2016; LL.B magna cum laude 2014)
- Texas, New York, and Brazil
- Portuguese and Spanish