Maria Carolina Ferreira

Maria Carolina Ferreira

Practice Areas

Anti-corruption and Administrative Improbity, Corporate Crimes and Investigations.


Phone number: +55 11 3847-3879


Practicing law since 2013, Maria Carolina has experience in cases of great complexity, such as Operation Lava Jato, and cases involving fraud prevention and major risks. She has participated in the implementation of compliance programs, negotiation procedures (cooperation and leniency agreements), internal investigations and administrative procedures in companies.

With experience in the civil construction, sanitation, manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical, financial and hospital laundries sectors, she also provides consultancy and preventive advice to her clients. In addition, Maria Carolina has expertise in multidisciplinary cases involving public administration, environmental, corporate, tax, electoral and LGPD matters, among others.

Educational Background

Graduated in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP).

Post-graduate degree in General Theory of Crime from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Specialized in Economic Criminal Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP).

Extension course on Criminal Compliance at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP).

Other Activities

Member of the Special Commission of the Criminal Law Practice of São Paulo/SP

“International Criminal Compliance Laboratory” – Compliance.lab.

“Collaboration on Bribery and Corporate Criminal Justice” – IBCCRIM.

“Anti-corruption standards, anti-bribery and public compliance” – FGV.

“Anticrime Package” – OAB ESA.

“Criminal Organization Law” – OAB ESA.

“Crimes against the tax system” – Largo São Francisco (USP).

“The trivialization of Criminal Law as a form of tax collection” – published on 10/Jan/2020.

“Plea Agreements and Preventive Arrests” – in partnership with Leandro Pachani, published on 07/Feb/2020.

“The uncertain future of the judge of guarantees” – in partnership with Antonio Macruz de Sá, published on 07/Mar/2020.

“The coronavirus and Brazilian Criminal Law” – published on 22/Apr/2020.

“The criminalization of stalking and the protection of women in the Brazilian legal-social context” – published on 14/May//2021.

” The (non)retroactivity of the agreement not to prosecute” (A (ir)retroatividade do acordo de não persecução penal) – in partnership with Thais de Lima Dantas, published in the Book ” Criminal Law in the light of the STF – a critical approach to the most relevant decisions of the Supreme Court in Criminal Matters” (Direito Penal à luz do STF – uma abordagem crítica às mais relevantes decisões da Suprema Corte em Matéria Criminal) – 1st ed. São Paulo: Superior School of Law of the OAB SP, 2021.


Portuguese and English.
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