Fausto Martin De Sanctis

Advisory Board Member

Fausto Martin De Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the Sao Paulo's School of Law University (USP) and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Brasilia's Federal University (UnB) in Brazil. He is currently a Federal Appellate Judge in Brazil's Federal Court for Region 3.  De Sanctis was a Public Defender in São Paulo from 1989-1990, and a State Court Judge, also in Sao Paulo, from 1990-1991, until being appointed to the Federal Courts. De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court to exclusively hear complex cases involving financial crimes and money laundering. He was selected by his colleagues all over the country to join a triple list to the President to choose a justice for the Brazilian Supreme Court in 2010, 2014 and 2017. In 2012, he was a fellow at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC.  De Sanctis has 30 publications and has lectured extensively around the world.  He is a member of the Portuguese Language Jurists Community and the Advisory Council of the American University Washington College of Law on its legal program Brazil-US. In 2016, De Sanctis was awarded for distinction in International Law and Affairs in January 2016 by the New York State Bar Association.