Mark de Barros
Mark de Barros is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s Litigation and Enforcement practice group. Mark is a U.S. and French qualified lawyer with broad experience in criminal law, comparative law, international litigation, and human rights. His current practice focuses on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, export controls and trade compliance. Mark represents individuals and corporations in investigations and enforcement matters brought by various governmental authorities including the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and advises on actions conducted by foreign entities such as Brazil’s Public Prosecution Service (Ministério Público Federal) and France’s Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence Française Anticorruption) and National Financial Prosecutor (Parquet National Financier).
Before joining Ropes & Gray, Mark served as a Legal Adviser for the Anti-Corruption Division and Working Group on Bribery of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France. Prior to the OECD, Mark worked for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs, where he assisted with international investigations and prosecutions. Mark’s previous roles include teaching law and conducting research as a Fulbright scholar at the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, working as a Legal Fellow for Human Rights Watch, and clerking for a judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Prior to law school, Mark served as a program director of a grassroots NGO in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and taught high school in Montpellier, France.
A native of Brazil and the United States, Mark is admitted to practice law in New York, Washington, D.C. and Paris (avocat à la Cour) and is eligible to appear as assistant counsel in proceedings before the International Criminal Court.