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Vítor Macabu, associate and Stella Ferreira dos Santos, lawyer-in-training at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados Vítor Macabu, associate and Stella Ferreira dos Santos, lawyer-in-training, at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados (Courtesy Photos)

Three years ago, leaders at some of Brazil’s top law firms got together to discuss a serious shortcoming: the severe underrepresentation of Afro-Brazilians in the legal profession. More than half of Brazil’s 210 million inhabitants self-identify as Black, yet Afro-Brazilians accounted for only 2% of lawyers at the country’s largest firms.

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Amy Guthrie

Amy Guthrie is Law.com International's Latin America correspondent, based in Mexico City. She covers legal and business issues, including law firms, in-house counsel, and regulatory matters across Latin America. She can be reached at [email protected]

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