Asset Recovery Americas
June 25 - 27 2024
The Dupont CircleWashington D.C.

Marcelo Ribeiro
Partner at Lefosse (Brazil)


Marcelo Ribeiro is a partner in White-Collar Crime at Lefosse.

Coming from the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office, the professional has experience in handling complex cases covering various aspects of Corporate Criminal Law, which includes multi-jurisdictional investigations, proceedings related to various crimes that occur in the business environment, such as corruption, money laundering, environmental crimes, crimes against the economic and tax orders, financial system and capital markets, among others, including active and passive international cooperation measures and asset recovery. He also has experience in civil disputes, acting before higher courts and regulatory agencies.

Throughout his 16 years at the MPF, Marcelo Ribeiro has held several important positions, having been a member of the staff of the Attorney General’s Office at the Supreme Court and one of those responsible for the investigation and trial of criminal cases at that Court. He is also a member of the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office Money Laundering Group, the Permanent Advisory Committee on Leniency and Collaboration and the Working Group on Cryptoactive Securities.

He was one of those responsible for the International Cooperation of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office and was part of the criminal team of the Attorney General’s Office from 2017 to 2019, as well as Brazilian delegations to the OECD working group on bribery. He was active in the implementation of the OAS Convention against corruption and in the actions of ENCCLA (National Strategy to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering). He also coordinated the anti-corruption network of AIAMP (Ibero-American Association of Public Prosecutors) and the anti-corruption network of the Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP) and was a member of the IAP – International Association of Prosecutors.

Marcelo holds a post-doctorate in Law from the University of Salamanca, a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Lisbon, a Master’s degree in Law and State, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Brasília. He worked in private law for six years before joining the Federal Public Ministry.

Agenda Sessions

  • Back to basics: recognition in cross border asset recovery