Fernando Pastore represents entities and individuals in high-profile criminal matters in Latin America with an emphasis on Brazil. His practice includes representing clients in internal and U.S. government investigations concerning several business crimes, including corruption, commercial bribery, money laundering, corporate fraud, mail/wire fraud, tax offenses, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
A key aspect to his practice is the frequent interaction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Fraud Section's Criminal Division, and several U.S. Attorney's offices, on behalf of his clients to convince prosecutors to abandon investigations before they are made public or charges are filed. Importantly, Fernando advises clients in various industries in pre- and post-M&A anticorruption due diligence.
Fernando also has been significantly involved in managing and coordinating high-stakes, complex criminal and civil cross-border disputes in the United States and Brazil. Prior to joining Jones Day he was a trial lawyer at a leading Brazilian litigation law firm, where he assisted international and local clients in a broad range of cross-border disputes and complex litigation cases.
Fernando is a member of the Illinois bar. He is also a member of the Brazilian Institute of Defense to the Right of Defense (IDDD).
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Defended one of the major global oil companies against the enforcement of a $9 billion Ecuadorian judgment in Brazil.
Defended one of the major global oil companies against criminal and civil claims of environmental damage resulting from oil seeps off the coast of Brazil.
Defended a major beverage manufacturer in several commercial disputes in Brazil.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Whistleblowers and Brazilian Law, Risk & Compliance
- New York University (LL.M. 2016; Co-founder and President, Brazilian Legal Society; Received a Certificate of Achievement for leadership role in founding NYU's Brazilian Legal Society; Graduate Editor, Journal of Law & Liberty); São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/SP) (Postgraduate Program in Administrative Law 2014); Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) (LL.B. 2009)
- Portuguese and English