Felipe Hotta has a degree from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and holds a master’s in environmental law from Queen Mary University of London. He was a UNESCO Youth Ambassador and a researcher in Civil Rights and Social Actions in the World’s Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ) campaign.
He also has years of experience as a partner managing the activities of the LATAM arm of a prestigious international law firm, with a special focus on human rights, indigenous and environmental law cases.
In this work, he was deeply involved with mass civil liability actions brought against transnational corporations that have been destroying the environment and violating human rights, in addition to providing management and leadership for the team and supporting the business operation and strategy.
Recently, Felipe settled a mass environmental disaster lawsuit on behalf of an indigenous community against Vale S.A., due to the Brumadinho dam disaster. Felipe structured a multimillion-dollar deal to compensate the families and rebuild the village.