I have admired you often, sir, from afar. They say you’re a fighter, Mr. Rumpole. They say you’re a terrier, sir, after the legal rabbit.
Morry Machin, Rumpole of the Bailey (John Mortimer)


One of only the handful of U.S. attorneys-at-law ever admitted to the Brazilian Bar.

Has broad-ranging business and legal experience, including in the Corporate, M&A and Contracts, Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining, Sports Business, Rail Technology, International Litigation, Corporate Intelligence and White Collar Investigation areas, with various corporate, commercial and contractual matters.

Publishes extensively both internationally and in Brazil on numerous topics, including having published semi-technical articles on FCPA Enforcement and Compliance in Brazil, the ANP Brazil Rounds, Brazil’s Thermoelectric Priority Program, Brazilian Mining Law, Brazilian Aviation Law as well as a book on Exporting to the United States.


In Re Petrobras Securities Litigation Settlement Failed Notification and Cy Pres Doctrine Application (Almeida Advogados, January 13, 2020, full article)

Flawed Petrobras Settlement Bypasses Many Shareholders  (Law360, January 24, 2020, shortened article)

Brazilian Healthcare Fraud, FCPA Anti-corruption Enforcement and Legal Compliance (Brazilian Bar Association, August 31, 2018, full article)

Brazil cracks down on healthcare corruption (Latin Lawyer, September 27, 2018, shortened article)



David Andrew Taylor specializes in Corporate, M&A and Contracts, Compliance and Corporate Governance/White Collar Crime (Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption), Infrastructure and Project Finance (Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas) and Life Sciences.

Academic Background

Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, Rutgers College, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.).

Master’s Degree in English Literature, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (New York, New York, U.S.A.).

Juris Doctor Degree, Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.).


English, Portuguese, Spanish.


  • Brazilian Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro Section).

  • District of Columbia Bar (U.S.A.).

  • State of New Jersey Bar (U.S.A.).

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (U.S.A.).

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (Rutgers University Chapter).

  • Anti-corruption, Compliance and Social Control of Public Expenditure Special Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro Section).

  • Oil, Gas and Derivatives Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro Section).

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