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Felipe is considered a go-to trusted advisor for Brazilian clients in the United States. As a partner in the Global Commercial Disputes practice at Reed Smith, his clients regularly seek his counsel when they need a seasoned, sophisticated attorney who can assist in their most pressing cross-border commercial disputes – especially those with a particular emphasis on legal matters relevant to Brazil. He leverages his experience across a wide array of industries and throughout several U.S. jurisdictions to craft innovative and successful solutions to his clients’ most complex challenges.

Fluent in Portuguese and admitted to practice in both the U.S. and Brazil, Felipe has been recognized by leading publications, including Chambers and Partners, for his more than 18 years of experience representing clients on cross-border matters involving Brazil and other jurisdictions in Latin America. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest and most successful Brazilian conglomerates and investors.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2005, LL.M., with distinction, Dean's List
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 2002, LL.B.

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil
  • Florida, Certified Foreign Legal Consultant
  • *Not licensed in Florida

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia

  • Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Advisory Council, Member
  • Brazil-Florida Business Council, Advisory Board, Member 
  • District of Columbia Bar, International Law Section, Member
  • Georgetown University's Institute of International Economic Law, Alumnus Fellow
  • Georgetown University’s Club of Miami, Board of Directors, Member

  • Portugiesisch
  • Spanisch


  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law, 2021-2022
  • Chambers Global 2015-2021, Ranked in International Trade (USA) as a Foreign Expert for Brazil
  • Lexology Client Choice Awards 2016: Winner for International Trade, Florida
  • The Legal 500 2016, Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A National Middle Market
  • Chambers Global 2013, 2014, Ranked for International Trade/WTO in the United States and Brazil