Fernando F.Pastore


São Paulo + 55.11.3018.3941

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).


  • Heidrick & Struggles acquires 2GETJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles in its acquisition of 2GET, a premier executive search firm in Brazil and one of the largest search firms in the country.
  • Chevron buys Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day advised Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. ("PRSI") and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc. for $350 million, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    April 2015
    Whistleblowers and Brazilian Law, Risk & Compliance

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