Dias Carneiro Advogados has promoted a lawyer in its data privacy department, as Brazilian firms scrabble for the discipline’s best practitioners.
Dias Carneiro becomes latest Brazilian firm to add data partner
Vanessa Pareja Lerner, 36, made partner on 1 January, increasing the firm’s partner count to 15. She will be supported by Eduardo Turkienicz, who also practises data law.
Lerner focuses her practice on data protection and intellectual property issues. She also covers licensing and advertising for clients in the technology, video game and entertainment industries.
Ricardo Sanches, managing partner of the firm, says that Lerner’s promotion is in line with its policy to retain the best talent on the market.
Lerner joined from Felsberg Advogados in 2013, after spending four years at Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Advogados. She holds an LLM from Stanford University.
Dias Carneiro grew its partnership significantly in 2018. It promoted in its antitrust and finance practices in July, hired the general counsel of bank Brasil Plural in April, and made a corporate finance lawyer partner in anticipation of investment from China in January.
Brazilian firms have turned their focus to data privacy in the last year, after the country adopted new privacy laws in August. Last month, Vinicius Marques de Carvalho Advogados, a Brazilian firm led by the country’s former antitrust chief opened a data protection and privacy practice. Machado Meyer Advogados has also been busy, hiring a former 99 and Yahoo! lawyer as partner. Several other prominent firms, including Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Pinheiro Neto Advogados, made data lawyer lateral hires in 2018 too.