Master Series: New Brazilian Immigration Law and Highlights in LATAM Region 

31 August 2017 
Renaissance São Paulo 
São Paulo, Brazil 

Discussion about the main changes brought by the New Brazilian Immigration Law, new scenarios, challenges and impacts this might cause into Business in Brazil. Also some highlights from other LATAM countries and their Immigration Law progresses.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn New Brazilian Immigration Law
  • Discuss main points and necessities to sharp up details by additional regulations to clarify specific points
  • Overview of the main Immigration changes in LATAM region

CRP & GMS Credits
This Master Series is eligible for 1 CRP-INTL and 1 GMS Credit

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available from 8:30 - 9:00am.

Contact Micki Crouch at or +1 703-842-3413



8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00am - 12:00pm Educational Session


Renaissance São Paulo Hotel
Alameda Santos 2233, São Paulo, 01419-002 Brazil

+55 (11) 3069-2223

Yukon Room
From lobby, take escalators down two floors to floor E2. Yukon will be at the bottom of the second escalator.

Private parking is available for US $13.00 for four hours, and US $2.00 for each additional hour. The parking garage is 
located at the Renaissance at Alameda Santos 2233.



Fernando Alves Teixeira
Global Visa Associate Attorney

Fernando Alves Teixeira is a Global Visa Associate Attorney in Berry Appleman & Leiden’s São Paulo office. Fernando has experience in advising corporate clients across all industries on global immigration matters, with a particular focus on Brazil. He currently provides legal analysis, participates in case strategy, and manages Global Migration Advisors in the filing of assigned global casework.


Leticia Godoy
Senior Global Content Advisor

Leticia Godoy is a Senior Global Content Advisor at Berry Appleman & Leiden’s São Paulo office.  Leticia has more than 10 years of experience in Brazil + Latin American Immigration Laws, and currently works directly with BAL’s Knowledge Management Team, creating and reviewing comprehensive outlines, analytical comparisons of Immigration Law into different countries in LATAM region,  researching the most recent changes and tendencies, and also supporting Legal Team with strategy planning on short and long term Visa projects, considering the clients’ needs but observing Immigration Law limitations. Prior to her current role at the Knowledge Management Team, Leticia served as a Global Visa Associate Attorney, providing legal advice to companies that need to transfer their employees worldwide, focusing her expertise into Brazilian Immigration Law.


Luiza Dompsin
Global Visa Associate Attorney

Luiza Dompsin is a Global Visa Associate Attorney in the São Paulo office of Berry Appleman & Leiden, with experience advising corporate clients across all industries on global immigration matters. In her role at BAL, Luiza is responsible for coordinating Latin American cases in BAL’s Brazil offices and providing legal advice on the varying requirements of the entire region, including the Caribbean islands and Mexico. She provides legal analysis, participates in case strategy, and manages the Global Migration Advisors in the filing of assigned global casework. Prior to joining BAL, Luiza coordinated the legal department of a large corporation. She led a multidisciplinary team, developed tailored approaches for clients, and drafted international agreements, corporate documentation, and legal opinions about Immigration matters. She also assisted in temporary and permanent foreign national transfers to Brazil.



Monica McDonough
Vice Consul
US Consulate in São Paulo

Originally from the state of New Hampshire in the US, Monica has worked for the State Department at the US Consulate in Sao Paulo for a year and a half. Prior to the State Department Foreign Service, Monica worked at the World Bank based in Washington and Sao Paulo. Monica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s in International Economics and Latin American Studies. In her current capacity, Monica performs non-immigrant visa interviews, including visas for US business trips, tourism, intracompany transferees, temporary workers, trainees and investors, facilitating legitimate travel to the US and fostering economic growth.