José Amado



Practice areas: Civil Litigation; Legal Counseling in Criminal Law; Compliance, Prevention & and Leniency Agreement; Special Advisory Advocacy Before Courts of Appeal and Higher Courts of Justice.

Experience: International Companies in Brazil and USA 1979/1980; Legal Consultant at the São Paulo State Department of Education (1984) and later its General Administration Director (1985); Civil & Criminal Litigation Capacity as former Prosecutor Attorney at the São Paulo State Attorney General’s Office 1980/1994; Senior Prosecutor Attorney (1994); Chief of Staff Attorney General’s Office (1995/1996) and Deputy Attorney General – Criminal Department (1997/1999); Nominated in July/1999 as Justice at São Paulo State Supreme Court of Appeal. Executed this Office until retirement in 2014.

Education: LL.B., LLM and PhD at the University of São Paulo Law School; Post Doc at New York University Law School.

Other activities: Member of IRELGOV - Brazilian Institute of Governmental Relations. Member of InfraBrasil – Institute for Studies of Infrastructure in Brazil.

Publications: “Habeas Corpus and the Juvenile Courts” – Juvenile Crimes Issues, 1987; “Overview of the American Criminal Law”; “International Treaties Concerning Mutual Defense Agreements – OTAN & Warsaw Pact”; Article “One Crime – Two Different Penalties” in Veja Magazine, 1992.

Languages: Portuguese; English; Spanish; French.

Contact:; +55 11 4780-3986


Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3729 – 4º e 5º andares
São Paulo, SP, Brasil - CEP 04538-905.