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Marta Saad

Marta Saad



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Marta Saad is a partner in São Paulo and a specialized attorney with broad experience in white-collar defense. She is since 2010 a tenured Professor of Criminal Procedural Law at the Universidade de São Paulo School of Law.

Marta counts over two decades’ experience in white-collar, a period in which she followed closely, both as an attorney and a professor, the many changes to the criminal defense practice in Brazil, particularly the sophistication of international cooperation, the introduction of negotiation mechanisms in criminal prosecution (such as leniency agreements and plea bargains) and greater interfacing with other areas of law.

She represents companies, entrepreneurs and executives, whether conducting their defense or promoting their interests as victims of felonies. Marta worked on most great Brazilian operations following the statutory changes, and on their reflexes abroad. She represented clients in adversarial defense as well as in the negotiation and execution of plea bargains, negotiating with multiple authorities in Brazil and other jurisdictions. She has extensive professional experience as an attorney in international cooperation, a subject in which she has given several public speeches internationally as well as supervised academic papers.

Marta dedicates part of her research to studying technology and surveillance in criminal procedure. She is faculty to the post-graduate course on Law and Information Technology at the Polytechnical School of Engineering at the University of São Paulo and is Academical Coordinator to the seminar “Criminal Procedure in the Digital Era” offered yearly by Brazilian thinktank InternetLab.

Marta clerked for Minister Cezar Peluso of the Brazilian Supreme Court (2005-2008) and presided the Brazilian Institute for Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM) from 2011 to 2012.

Marta authored the book The Right of Defense in Police Investigations (“O direito de defesa no inquérito policial”) and co-authored the book Commentary to the Criminal Procedure Code (“Código de Processo Penal Comentado”). Many of her articles were published on specialized collective works and specialized magazines.
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Law No. 14,132/2021 Typifies New Crime of Obsessive Persecution (“Stalking”)
Veirano Advogados, April 2021

On March 31, 2021 Law no. 14,132/2021 was passed to include the crime of obsessive persecution ("stalking") in the Brazilian Penal Code, in the chapter of Crimes Against Personal Freedom, article 147-A. The new law abrogates the misdemeanor of harassment or disturbance of tranquility, until now invoked to punish stalking behavior...

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