Fernando Pastore has more than a decade of experience representing global clients in investigations and disputes arising out of Latin America.
With a deep knowledge of the local culture and legal landscape, Fernando advises clients in and coordinates high-profile investigations concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, corporate fraud, and antitrust violations, as well as violations to internal policies, having presented to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on several occasions. Fernando also helps clients design, implement, and review compliance programs and conduct pre- and post-M&A anticorruption due diligence.
Fernando is also significantly involved in coordinating bet-the-company criminal and civil cross-border disputes and international arbitrations with a Latin American connection. Prior to joining Jones Day he gained robust experience as a trial lawyer at a leading Brazilian litigation firm, where he assisted Fortune 100 clients in a broad range of disputes and complex litigation cases.
Recently, Fernando has been advising clients in the energy, chemical, ports, medical devices, automotive, and auto parts industries on how to mitigate criminal exposure in the United States related to internal and government investigations conducted in Argentina and different regions of Brazil, including the Car Wash (Lava Jato) investigation. Fernando has also been advising clients in one of the highest profile criminal cases in Brazil and a multimillion dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration involving take-or-pay agreements governed by Brazilian and Swiss laws.
Fernando is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Defense to the Right of Defense (IDDD), a Brazilian institution focusing on transforming the Brazilian criminal justice system.
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.
- 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)
- Best Lawyers: Brazil (2022), Litigation
- Portuguese and English