Gabriela Menna Barreto Scanlon, the founder of MB Scanlon, focuses her practice on government enforcement defense matters, internal corporate investigations and complex cross-border civil litigation, with a focus on Latin America. She represents clients in all aspects of offensive and defensive litigation matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other investigative agencies related to allegations of financial fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Gabriela has also extensive experience with the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards in the U.S., as well as related cross-border asset tracing and recovery.
As a dual-qualified lawyer, admitted to practice in New York, Washington, D.C. and Brazil, Gabriela is able to efficiently navigate different legal systems and provide clients with innovative legal strategies and techniques.
Before founding the firm, Gabriela practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in São Paulo, where she handled corporate matters, Kobre & Kim in both New York and Washington, D.C., and Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C., where she handled Latin America-focused litigation and government enforcement.