On November 30th, global professional services giant Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), announced the high-profile recruitment of former Minister of Justice and Presiding Judge of Operation Car Wash, Sergio Moro, as its new São Paulo-based managing director.
Mr. Moro joins Alvarez & Marsal's Disputes and Investigations team and focus on complex anti-corruption, white-collar crime, money laundering and organized crime investigations, as well as compliance consultancy involving regulatory issues.
Mr. Moro spent 22 years serving as a federal judge and was appointed to oversee one of the most high-profile corruption cases in Brazil, known as Operation Car Wash, which generated a wave of anticorruption investigations and trials throughout Brazil as well as Latin America. In October 2018, he was appointed Minister of Justice and Public Security by incumbent Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, before stepping down from the role in April 2020.
Academically, Mr. Moro holds a Bachelors of Laws from Universidade Estadual de Maringá and a Master's and Doctorate from Universidade Federal do Paraná. Additionally, he received a Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, from the University of Notre Dame.
"A&M's integrated model and bench of senior leaders who previously served in government and regulatory roles mirrors my background and creates a strong foundation for delivering solutions across Brazil, South America and internationally.", he stated. "I look forward to building on the firm's legacy of driving change and helping clients solve current challenges while anticipating future ones."
Managing Director and head of the Disputes & Investigations practice in São Paulo, Marcos Ganut, added: "Sergio’s expertise aligns with A&M’s heritage of operational excellence and our commitment to bringing to our Latin American clients local and international government and regulatory expertise. Sergio’s appointment enhances our ability to help clients navigate complex regulatory issues leveraging our leadership, action, results approach.”