Vítor Macabu, associate and Stella Ferreira dos Santos, lawyer-in-training at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga AdvogadosVítor Macabu, affiliate and Stella Ferreira dos Santos, lawyer-in-training, at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados (Courtesy Photographs)

Three years in the past, leaders at a few of Brazil’s high regulation corporations received collectively to debate a critical shortcoming: the extreme underrepresentation of Afro-Brazilians within the authorized occupation. Greater than half of Brazil’s 210 million inhabitants self-identify as Black, but Afro-Brazilians accounted for less than 2% of legal professionals on the nation’s largest corporations.