Mrs. Helena Cavalcanti is an attorney in Brazil, who graduated with honors from the prestigious Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and has post-graduation in International Relations. A professional with extensive legal experience in various practice areas, with a focus on international commercial law.
As a consumer fraud specialist, she has spearheaded several legal proceedings on behalf of PepsiCo, and she also has been part of some of the most renowned criminal law firms in Brazil (Dr. Nelio Machado, a widely recognized criminal law firm), thus belonging to a select group of lawyers and where she specialized in white-collar/financial crimes.
Her extensive civil litigation experience comes from work she performed at Chalfin, Goldberg & Vainboim, where she represented some of the largest financial and insurance institutions of Brazil, against consumer civil and class actions suits.
Given her enthusiastic worldly view and a knack for diplomatic relations, she than embarked into a newly-found devotion international issues, and began to study new cultures.
She shifted her practice area towards International Law and International Relations, where she further her studies in economics, international politics, history and other matters, becoming a specialist on International Relations. Global Mobility and Expatriation legal matters.
Before becoming the head the Legal Department from HAYMAN-WOODWARD in Brazil bringing all adjoining her collective, civil, criminal and international experience to the firm; Ms. Helena Cavalcanti was a partner at Reys & Cavalcanti law firm, which specialized international mobility. Said firm maintained an ongoing partnership with well-know law offices and expat consulting firms both in the United States of America, and Canada. There, Helena gained the coveted experience in the Canadian and U.S. immigration legislation and expatriation procedures, and further her understanding of the laws of both countries.
Currently based in Miami, she is the Director of International Legal Affairs at HAYMAN-WOODWARD.
Helena still speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.