Patricia Marta
  • Partner
  • TozziniFreire Advogados
Brazil
Patricia Marta

Patricia Marta

  • Partner
  • TozziniFreire Advogados
Brazil

One of the biggest challenges is how to accommodate the short deadlines, business travel and other professional tasks with the agenda of our family. Home office and tech tools such as high-quality online video calls are a very good help.

In Brazil we have had a very significant discussion about the creation of the Data Protection Agency and how the DPA would interact with other agencies, especially with the Consumer Protection Agency.

My history at the firm is a good example of how female professionals should pursue their objectives and goals. I joined the firm at the age of 22 as a legal trainee. I was promoted to non-equity partner when I was eight months pregnant with my first son, and later promoted to equity partner during my maternity leave for my second son. So my advice is never give up! Typical gender issues such as pregnancy are not always an obstacle!