Marcela is an Associate Director in FRA’s Paris office. She specializes in FCPA monitorships, internal fraud and anti-corruption investigations (“ABAC”), fine and disgorgement calculations, OFAC sanctions and M&A/programmatic due diligence.
Marcela’s representative investigative experience includes: FCPA monitorships both on the Monitor’s and the Company’s sides in the aviation and healthcare industries; disgorgement calculation for an energy infrastructure services provider; post-acquisition FCPA compliance reviews for global providers in the hospitality and insurance brokerage industries; review of the third-party screening and due diligence monitoring process for a global oil company; compliance assessments for a major technology and software infrastructure company’s third parties in Latin American jurisdictions, including Brazil, Colombia and Mexico; internal fraud investigation for a multinational chemical company.
Marcela started her career as a financial analyst at Siemens’s telecom unit in Sao Paulo, Brazil and a boutique telecom provider in Ireland and Spain. Marcela participated in the Trade Policy Capacity Building Program at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC, briefing Brazilian officials in economic issues in the Brazil-US bilateral agenda, and later joined the asset management industry as a research assistant to the company’s global strategist.
Prior to joining FRA, Marcela worked in PwC’s Forensics practice in Washington, DC.
Marcela is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She received her Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Economics from the University of Campinas, in Brazil, before earning a Master’s degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Throughout her career, Marcela lived in Brazil, France, Ireland, Spain and the US. She is a native speaker of Portuguese, and is fully fluent in English, French and Spanish.