Christina Brenha represents corporations and individuals in investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ms. Brenha has significant experience representing clients in internal investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, commercial contract disputes, and civil antitrust litigation. She also represents a major global energy company with settlement agreement implementation, and focuses on appeals pursuant to that settlement agreement. As a fluent Portuguese speaker, Ms. Brenha has represented Brazilian clients with litigation matters in the United States, and American companies doing business in Brazil.


Ms. Brenha also maintains an active pro bono practic and was part of a team that received a Washington Lawyers’ Committee Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Ms. Brenha graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a Senior Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law. She was a member of the Barristers' Council Appellate Advocacy Division and won Georgetown's 2009 Leahy Moot Court Competition for upper-class JD and LLM students. During law school, Ms. Brenha served as judicial extern to the Honorable Henry Kennedy Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and was a member of Georgetown's International Women's Human Rights Clinic.


  • Represented a global energy company in numerous appeals pursuant to a settlement agreement.
  • Represented a multinational company in an internal investigation concerning potential FCPA violations that were self-reported to the SEC and DOJ.
  • Assisted with representation of a hotel owner in litigation involving corporate charge cost allocations that resulted in the successful termination and transition of a luxury resort back to the owner.


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  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2011, cum laude
  • BA, Northwestern University, 2006, with honors, cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • Portuguese

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