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Karla Lini Maeji

Karla Lini Maeji

Practice Groups

Compliance & Investigation, White-Collar Crimes


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5121


Professional experience

Partner in the Compliance & Investigation practice at TozziniFreire, with more than ten years of experience, Karla has conducted numerous complex and cross-border investigations, in cases involving corruption, corporate fraud and cartel. She has broad expertise in leniency agreements and in representing corporate clients and C-suite individuals in negotiations with criminal and regulatory authorities. As for the litigation area, Karla regularly represents and defends clients in regulatory and criminal cases, especially matters regarding corruption, corporate fraud, cartel, bid rigging, unfair competition and tax crimes.


Recommended by Latin Lawyer 250 and Who’s Who Legal, relevant legal guides.


  • English


  • LLM from the Law School of Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA, 2013.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, 2008.

Additional activities:

  • CCEP-I (Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional - International).
  • Visiting professor for the Masters Compliance Program of the Law School of FGV-RJ (Fundação Getulio Vargas - Rio de Janeiro).


  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review. London: Law Business Research Ltd., 2013.

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