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Paulo Gusmão


Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312

Paulo Gusmao’s practice areas include Government Contracts and White Collar law.  Mr. Gusmao serves on an Independent Compliance Monitor team appointed by the World Bank to review and evaluate the global anti-corruption program of SNC-Lavalin Group, Inc. Prior to joining Smith Pachter McWhorter in 2017, Mr. Gusmao worked in the corporate legal affairs department of the Inter-American Development Bank where he advised on various corporate and institutional matters, including human resources administration, mobilization of institutional resources, implementation of personnel and administrative policies, corporate governance, and tax.  Mr. Gusmao also represented the Inter-American Development Bank in labor disputes before its administrative tribunal.     

While in law school, Mr. Gusmao was an intern at the Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau, a summer associate in the project finance practice group of a corporate law firm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a Student Attorney for the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic.  

Mr. Gusmao is multi-lingual in English, Portuguese and Spanish. 


J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, cum laude, (2014); Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law; Dean’s Fellow, Legal Analysis Program.

M.A., American University, School of International Service (2016)

B.A., University of Redlands, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies (2007)

Prior Legal Experience

Attorney, Inter-American Development Bank

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Commonwealth of Virginia 

Professional Memberships

Inter-American Bar Association