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Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida

Practice Groups

Compliance & Investigation, Government Sales


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5441


Professional experience

Renata is a partner at TozziniFreire’s Compliance & Investigation practice group and focuses her practice on compliance matters, with particular expertise in internal investigations. Her experience includes general counseling in anti-corruption and compliance matters, developing and implementing compliance and anti-corruption programs, conducting risk assessments and anti-corruption and compliance due diligence in the context of M&A transactions. Renata has also conducted several complex internal investigations. She was the first Brazilian to obtain the certification CCEP (Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional) granted by SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics) in 2008. Renata coordinates the Forum of Compliance Professionals, an initiative created by TozziniFreire in 2008 to share and benchmark best practices in compliance, currently composed of approximately 100 companies.


She is recommended by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Análise Advocacia 500, relevant legal guides. Renata is LACCA Thought Leader: Anti-Corruption & Compliance, and is LACCA Approved. Additionally, she is highlighted amongst the 100 remarkable female lawyers in the field worldwide according to the Women in Investigations 2021 survey, by Global Investigations Review.


  • English


  • Attended the 52nd Annual Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, USA, in 2015.
  • Specialized degree in Business Management from Business School São Paulo, 2007.
  • Specialized degree in Corporate Law from PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 2001.
  • Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP, 1999.

Additional activities:

  • Member of SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics).
  • CCEP (Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
  • Attended the FBI Compliance Academy in Washington DC, USA.
  • Member of the Anti-Corruption Committee of IBA (International Bar Association). 
  • Co-Chair of the Latin Lawyer/Global Investigations Review - GIR Annual Anti-Corruption & Investigations Conference in Sao Paulo, since 2013.
  • Guest professor in Compliance and Governance course of IBGC.
  • Transparency International’s representative in Brazil for the preparation of the "Progress Report 2014: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery". 


  • "The Advantages of a Robust Compliance Programme in the Event of an External Investigation" chapter (co-author). In The Guide to Corporate Compliance. London: Latin Lawyer/LACCA (Law Business Research), 2020.
  • "Compliance e Investigação no Mundo Moderno" chapter (co-author) in 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 109-121.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author) in Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017. 
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author) in Corporate Internal Investigations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

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