In a recent article posted to Latin Lawyers website, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho was describes as being “one of the most prominent leaders and strategists in Brazilian legal practice“, which is quite a lard statement. However, despite the recognition his career receives today, the truth is he started from the ground up. From his humble beginnings in a small law firm, he went on to become one of the most practiced or experienced corporate litigation lawyer located in Latin America.

His career has received a lot of coverage and attention due to him representing big players against other well known attorneys in big cases. Not only did he work many of these high-profile cases, but he won them. Further adding to his level of recognition, has designed and implemented numerous legal tools that are now commonly used or practiced widely across the Brazilian legal community.

Aside from just being a litigator or pioneer, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho has served in many roles within the legal and corporate communities. Some of these rolls have included (but are not limited to) are: Enrolled with the Brazilian Bar Association (“OAB”) under Ns. 103.650, 2.372-A e 2.100-A, States of SP, RJ, and DF, respectively; the President of the Judiciary Reform Committee of the OAB, State of SP; Member of IBA (International Bar Association); a Member of the Directive Council of the Center of Studies of Law Firms and Partnerships (CESA); the former Assistant of the Legal and Human Resources Department of Grupo Rede, the former Director of Rede Private Pension Plan Foundation; former Administrative and Legal Superintendent of Grupo Alusa.

Of course Latin America offers a great bar association with many names of lawyers that have held a successful career or hold the potential one. However, to look over the very long, and notable accomplishments of Ricardo, it is safe to say that he is one of the most accredited and experienced Latin American lawyers on this century. It will be interesting to see what he does in the years to come with his extensive knowledge and expertise.

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