Samantha Mendes Longo is a partner at Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados, a director at the Brazilian Insolvency Institute (Ibajud) and a member of the Reconciliation Management Committee of the National Justice Council (CNJ), where she also takes part in the work group created by CNJ to modernize and increase the effectiveness of the role of the Judiciary in corporate recovery and bankruptcy processes.
She earned her law degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), has participated in the Negotiation and Leadership Program of Harvard University and has an LLM in Business Law from Ibmec RJ.
Longo serves as secretary-general of the Mediation Commission and deputy secretary of the Special Bankruptcy and Judicial Reorganization Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) Federal Council, in addition to being an advisor and chairing the Committee on Relations with the Judiciary at the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ). She is a professor at the Rio de Janeiro State Magistracy School (EMERJ) and at the Rio de Janeiro Court of Justice’s Judicial Administration School (ESAJ), and is also a guest professor at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). She is a frequent speaker at national and international events, and the author of numerous articles.
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