About us

Dutra e Associados law firm has a team with a solid background and extensive experience in its practice areas. It stands out for its dedication to reaching the best solution in the administrative proceedings and judicial cases in which it represents clients and partners.​

With modern, functional and strategically located facilities in Brasília, Dutra e Associados employs advanced technology and a modern legal management system to guarantee fast and effective communication with clients, partners, courts and administrative bodies.

Our advantages

Group of professionals with extensive experience in the public sector and strategic litigation.

Ability to address highly complex issues and build individualized solutions.

Legal aid is always managed or supervised by a senior partner.

Expertise to make high complex sector issues understandable for decision-makers.

Immersion in the client’s core business and rapid development of strategies.

Pratice areas

Dutra e Associados law firm was founded more than 20 years ago and is prepared to address issues of high technical complexity at legal and administrative courts, with special focus on:

Mission

Achieve the best legal outcome with quality and speed, focused on the needs of the client and partners.

Vision

Be a reference in legal services with a team focused on achieving successful outcomes for its clients and partners, with fast and efficient solutions.

Values

Focus on the client, enthusiasm, professionalism, transparency, ethics, commitment, credibility, client and partner satisfaction, integrity, respect and dedication.

Team

In order to fulfill its Mission, Vision, and Value propositions, Dutra e Associados law firm has a team of highly qualified professionals. 

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José Cardoso Dutra Júnior

Founding partner. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter (OAB-DF), since 1997. Attorney of the Federal District since 1999. Doctoral student in Regulatory Law at FGV/Rio. President of the Federal Special Commission for Regulatory Affairs of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB Nacional), of which he is a member as a Federal Councilor for the Federal District. Extensive experience in dispute resolution in regulatory law (roads, ports, airports, passenger transportation, telecommunications and electric sectors). Master in Economics International Law. Posgraduate degree in Tax Law. Member of the Commission for Port and Maritime Law at OAB-DF. Presidente of the Comission for Regulatory Affairs of the Brazilian Institute of Attorneys (IAB). Former member and founder of the Regulation and Competition Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB Nacional). Former Vice-President of the Customs Law Commission at OAB-DF (2017-2018).

Paola Aires Corrêa Lima

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter (OAB-DF), since 1997. Attorney of the Federal District, with a practice focused on Administrative and Tax Law. Master of State Law from the Universidade de Brasília (UnB). Specialist in Public Law from the Escola de Direito de Brasília - IDP. Attorney General of the Federal District (2013 - 2018). Professor of Tax Law in Graduate Courses at IDP. Deputy Chair of the Administrative Law Commission at OAB-DF. Practice in administrative and tax law. Current leader of the firm’s regulatory law teams, both for practice in court and at Regulatory Agencies, and at the Federal Court of Accounts.

Karla Motta

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter (OAB-DF), since 1999. Attorney of the Federal District since 1999. Graduate Studies in Tax Law at the Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários - IBET. Graduate Studies in Public Law at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público - IDP. Practice in administrative and tax law, as a consulting and litigation attorney. Current head of the firm’s litigation teams.

Heloísa Monzillo

Advogada inscrita na Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, Seccional Distrito Federal, desde 1993. Procuradora do Distrito Federal, desde 1996. Procuradora do Banco Central (1994-1996). Mestre em Direito do Estado pela Universidade de Brasília – UnB (2002). Mestre Internacional de Segundo Nível em Regulação de Mercados: II Level International Master “Global Regulation of Markets”, La Sapienza, Universitá di Roma (2011). Mestre em Leis: LLM - Master of Laws, com especialização em Direito Bancário e Financeiro Internacional, University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Center for Commercial Law Studies (1995/1996). Colaboradora do CESPE/CEBRASPE - Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisa em Avaliação e Seleção e de Promoção de Eventos – UnB – Universidade de Brasília, desde 2009. Presidente do Colégio de Corregedores das Procuradorias-Gerais de Estado e do Distrito Federal – CCPGE (2018-2020). Atua em Tribunais Superiores e Ações Coletivas.

Mariana Lopes da Cruz

Graduated from the Law School of the Universidade Paulista in 2003. Graduate Studies in Civil Procedural Law by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Distinguished practice before Higher Courts, with practice also in arbitrations, mediations and alternative conflict resolution methods for businesses, in both public and private law.

Rodrigo Santos

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter (OAB-DF), since 2014. Attorney of the Metro Company of the Federal District. Master of Law by the Universidade de Brasília (2016). Graduate Studies in Administrative Law at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público - IDP (2019. Litigation practice in public law, including administrative proceedings at Regulatory Agencies, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Department for Coordination and Governance of Federal Properties.

Linda Irie

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter (OAB-DF), since 1998. Graduate Studies in Public Law and Public Finance at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público - IDP. Practice for 28 years as adviser for federal appellate judges and for different Presidents of the Regional Federal Court of the 1st Region. Practice at the Federal Judiciary School of the 1st School, certified instructor by the National School for Formation and Training of Judges - ENFAM. Distinguished litigation practice before the Regional Federal Court of the 1st Region, in the Judicial Section of the Federal District.

Emerson Paxá

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Amazonas and Federal District Chapters. Specialist in Criminal Procedure by the Institute of Criminal, Economic and European Law (IDPEE) of the Law School of the Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, in the first program offered in Brazil, in a partnership with the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM). Visiting Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Execution Law at the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), of Amazonas (UFAM). Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law at other institutions. Member of the Correction Council of the State of Amazonas (COPEN), appointed by the Amazonas Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-AM). Head of the firm’s Criminal Law and Administrative Corruption divisions.

Fernando Reis

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter (OAB-DF), since 2014. Graduate Studies in Civil Procedural Law at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público - IDP, and in Administrative Law at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais - PUC/MG. Member of the Civil Procedure Commission of the OAB-DF. Litigation practice in public law, including the infrastructure sector, and cases before Higher Courts.

Isadora França

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter (OAB-DF), since 1998. Graduated from Law School at the Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Master in Law from the same institution in the area of Transformations in the Social and Economic Order and Regulation. Practice in administrative law, with a focus on public bidding and public contracts, with emphasis in land transportation, including cases before the Federal Court of Accounts, and licensing or enforcement cases before Regulatory Agencies.

Liana Cajal

Attorney, Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter, since 2016. Law degree from the University of Brasilia - UnB. Graduate student in Administrative Law at the Institute of Public Law of Brasilia - IDP. Litigation practice in administrative law, with emphasis in airport and road infrastructure, including enforcement proceedings before Regulatory Agencies.

Tomás Imbroisi

Advogado inscrito na Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, Seccional Distrito Federal. Procurador do Distrito Federal. Ex-Assessor de Ministro no Superior Tribunal de Justiça por mais de 7 anos, é advogado especializado em Tribunais Superiores, com ampla experiência em Direito Privado e Tributário. Presidente da Comissão de Direito Aeronáutico, Aeroportuário e Aeroespacial da OAB/DF. Professor voluntário da Faculdade de Direito da UnB. Graduado em Direito pela Universidade de Brasília (2014) e pós-graduado em Ciências Jurídicas (2020).

Augusto Rolim

Advogado inscrito na Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, seccional Distrito Federal. Pós-graduado em Prática Processual nos Tribunais Superiores pelo UniCEUB. Tem experiência no contencioso administrativo, atuando com ênfase no setor de infraestrutura rodoviária, bem como em processos sancionadores perante agências reguladoras.

Sofia Gomes

Graduated from Law School at the Centro Universitário de Brasília – UniCEUB. Current assistant to the firm’s partners, for both legal and administrative matters.

Sywan Neto

Advogado. Mestrando em Direito pelo Instituto de Direito Público - IDP. Membro consultor da Comissão Especial de Direito Tributário do Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – OAB (2023-2024). Presidente da Comissão de Elaboração Normativa da Seccional da OAB do Amazonas (2022-2024).

Hildete Abinader

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Chapter (OAB-DF), since 2003. Current contract, administrative, budgetary and financial manager of the firm.

Manuela Muniz

Bachelor of Information Technology. She is in charge of operating the firm’s case control system, and provides logistic support to teams.

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