LL.M. and PhD in Law at the Gama Filho University, Geraldo Prado has taken part in post-doctorate studies on History of the Ideas and Legal Culture at the Coimbra University. He is a visiting professor at the Autónoma University of Lisbon, where he participates in the RATIO LEGIS – Legal Sciences Research and Development Centre. He taught Criminal Procedural Law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro from 2004 to 2020. He is an author of published books and articles in Brazil and abroad.
The practice of law
Geraldo Prado Legal Consulting Firm was established in 2012 by Geraldo Prado in cooperation with some of the most relevant Criminal Law Firms of Brazil and Portugal.
A former member of the bench and of the prosecution
27 years of experience as an appellate judge of the Rio de Janeiro State Court and a State Prosecutor from the Rio de Janeiro State Prosecution Office, Geraldo Prado has also taken part in the Committee of the Ministry of Justice for the Reform of the Code of Criminal Procedure in 2009.
What we do
Our team at Geraldo Prado Legal Consulting Firm develops its legal practice since 2012 in the Criminal Law field, in cooperation with many national and international Law Firms and Research Institutions in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, United States of America, Portugal and Spain.
Our work encompasses not only consulting services, with emphasis on the elaboration of reports and legal opinions, but it also comprises litigation services, that are based on achieving excellency in the strategy of defence for our clients, customized service and a responsible legal practice.
Geraldo Prado Legal Consulting Firm also acts pro bono in critical cases in which fundamental rights and vulnerable groups are at stake.
Reports and Consulting services
Our consulting services encompass the elaboration of reports and legal opinions about controversies in investigative and companies’ integrity procedures (compliance), criminal procedures and constitutional demands, as well as in the human rights field, besides the drafting of strategic and preventive memorandums.
Geraldo Prado Legal Consulting Firm is nationally known for its opinions presented before the Federal Supreme Court and the Superior Tribunal of Justice, in cases of major repercussion in the country, and also because of its experience in foreign and supranational courts, such as the European Court of Human Rights and the Interamerican Court of Human Rights.
Fields of expertise
Geraldo Prado Legal Consulting Firm provides consulting and litigation services in cases that involve Criminal Procedural Law, Criminal Law, Economic, Corporation and Tax Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, Criminal Law Compliance, Administrative Sanctioning Law and misbehaviour by public servant fields of study.
The Legal Practices developed at Geraldo Prado Legal Consulting Firm are inherently connected to Geraldo Prado’s biography, which encompasses more than three decades of experience in the Criminal Law field, with emphasis on the connection between theory and praxis, shared in hundreds of conferences, seminars and lectures, and in an important collection of legal work published in Brazil and abroad.
Geraldo Prado is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law, the Rio de Janeiro Criminology Institute, the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences, the Bahia Institute of Criminal Procedural Law and the Permanent Committee of Criminal Law from the Institute of Brazilian Lawyers. Abroad, Geraldo Prado is an ongoing contributor of the Portuguese Journal of Criminal Science and takes part in the International Association of Penal Law, the Iberoamerican Institute of Procedural Law and, as an investigator, in the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the University of Lisbon and in the RATIO LEGIS – Legal Sciences Research and Development Centre, of the Autónoma University of Lisbon, with research on the field of Market, Regulation and Taxation: the role of the Superior Institutions of Financial Control in the promotion of good governance.
Geraldo Prado Legal Consulting Firm has a library with five thousand books and other types of national and international publications for the development of studies and research. Constantly updated, the collection contains books about Criminal Procedural Law, Criminal Law, Economic Criminal Law, Criminology, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedural Law, Administrative Law, Law of Evidence and Political Science.
The premium quality and the constant updating of the library makes Geraldo Prado Legal Consulting Firm a reference to many researchers and professors that come from institutions placed all over the country and also from abroad to visit.