Over 20 years ago, in one of the first books to touch exclusively on the topic, our founder Patricia Peck wrote that a new area of practice in Law was emerging driven by technology: Digital Law. Society was changing, and Law would also follow this transformation.
It was not a separate discipline, but an interdisciplinary area, which would involve all areas of Law and permeate all fronts of the business of our clients.
Since then, we have become the pioneer and leader firm in this area that we have helped to consolidate in the private, public and academic sectors in Brazil.
Patricia Peck Pinheiro
Lawyer specializing in Digital Law, Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Cybersecurity. Earned her undergraduate, graduate and PhD from the University of São Paulo, PhD in International Law. Council Member at Brazil Data Protection Authority – CNPD / ANPD. Member of the Advisory Committee for the 100% Transparency Movement - UN Global Compact.
Member of the Max Planck Munich Smart IP Latin America Council in Brazil. She was President of the Special Commission for Privacy and Data Protection of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter (OAB-SP). Professor of Digital Law at ESPM. Guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg and Munich, and at Columbia University in the USA. Guest professor at the University of Coimbra in Portugal and at the Central University of Chile. Guest Professor of Cybersecurity at the Brazilian Army Intelligence School.
Most Admired Lawyer in Digital Law, Intellectual Property and Compliance from 2007 to 2022. Awarded Best Lawyers 2020/2021/2022, Leaders League 2021/2020/2019, Digital Compliance by LEC in 2018, Security Leaders in 2012 and 2015, the Cream of Information Security Professionals in 2006 and 2008, the Academic Excellence Award - Best Professor at the FIT Impacta Faculty in 2009 and 2010. Awarded 5 military medals, including the Medal of the Order of Merit Military Public Ministry in 2019, Order of Merit of Military Justice in 2017, Order of Military Merit Medal by the Army in 2012, Tamandaré Medal by the Navy in 2011, Peacemaker Medal by the Army in 2009. Referee of the Arbitration Council of the State of São Paulo – CAESP. Author/co-author of 37 books on Digital Law. CEO and founding partner of Peck Advogados. President of the iStart Institute of Digital Ethics. Programmer since I was 13. Certified in Privacy and Data Protection EXIN.
Graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE. LL.M. in Corporate Law from INSPER. With over 18 years of experience in the business sector, at a large law firm, where she worked as a specialist in corporate and M&A.
Her positions in the legal departments of large companies led her to work in the electricity, telecommunications, technology and financial industries, supporting business development, as well as in the areas of Compliance and Data Protection.
Author of articles and co-author of the books “Applied Digital Law 4.0”, “Applied Digital Law 5.0 – Special Public Administration” and “Mergers and Acquisitions in Focus vol. 2” . Most Admired Lawyer in the economic sector of Banks (2021) and awarded in the Análise Advocacia Mulher in the areas of Digital Law and Intellectual Property, in the economic sector of Banks and by the state of São Paulo (2022). Nominated by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) as one of the main business lawyers in Latin America, recommended in the areas of Data Protection, Technology and Privacy (2023).