FCPAméricas Blog

About the Contributors

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the specific author(s) of each blog post in his or her individual capacity, and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including the entities with which the author(s) is (are) affiliated, the author’s employers, other contributors, FCPAméricas, or its advertisers / Las opiniones expresadas en este blog son las del autor(es) de cada post, a título personal, y no necesariamente representan las opiniones de otra persona, incluidas las entidades a las que está afiliado el autor(es) o su(s) empleadores, otros contribuyentes, el blog FCPAméricas, o sus anunciantes / As opiniões expressas nesse blog são pessoais do(s) autor(es) de cada blog post e não necessariamente são as mesmas das entidades de que faz(em) parte, de seus empregadores, de outros colaboradores, do FCPAméricas e dos patrocinadores do blog.

Founder & Editor

Matt Ellis

Matteson Ellis

Matteson Ellis is an FCPA attorney focusing on Latin America with experience in all areas of international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. He is a Member of Washington DC-based Miller & Chevalier Chartered. Mr. Ellis has performed internal investigations in over 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa and investigated fraud and corruption and supported administrative sanctions and debarment proceedings for The World Bank and The Inter-American Development Bank. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the WSJ On-Line, and other major news publications. Mr. Ellis received his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, his Masters in foreign affairs from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He co-founded and serves as Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus of The School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, DC. He can be contacted at mellis@milchev.com


Carlos Henrique da Silva Ayres

Carlos Ayres

Carlos Ayres is a contributing writer of the FCPAméricas Blog. Mr. Ayres is a founding partner of the law firm Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi in São Paulo, Brazil. He focuses on anti-corruption, government enforcement and compliance issues, with a particular emphasis on Brazil and other regions of Latin America. Mr. Ayres co-chairs the Anti-Corruption and Compliance Committee of IBRADEMP (The Brazilian Institute of Business Law) and teaches FCPA and Compliance at the Post-Graduate Program of GVLaw, School of Law, in São Paulo. He is also a visiting professor at the Post-Graduate Program in Risk Management and Fraud Prevention of FIA (Fundação Instituto de Administração) Business School in São Paulo. Mr. Ayres has worked at the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC and has worked at the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie. He received his law degree from PUC – São Paulo and his masters in Comparative Law from University of Florida. Mr. Ayres is a native speaker of Portuguese and speaks English and Spanish fluently. He can be contacted at carlos.ayres@maedaayres.com

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