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Diogo Metz

Associate, Litigation Department
Washington, D.C.
2050 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
United States

Fax: 1(202) 551-0469


Diogo Metz is an associate in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice is focused on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and compliance with government enforcement initiatives. He also has experience in international arbitration (commercial and investment) and general civil litigation. Before joining Paul Hastings, he was an associate at international law firms based in Brazil and Germany, representing NYSE and DAX listed companies.

Mr. Metz received his law degree from the Washington University School of Law, where he was a member of Washington University's Jessup International Moot Court team. He earned an LL.M. in French and European business law from the University of Paris. He received his B.A. from Miami University.

He is a native speaker of both German and Portuguese, and is proficient in French.

Admitted in the District of Columbia, New York, Florida, and England and Wales.


  • Université Paris I: Pantheon Sorbonne, LL.M. 2014

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D. 2014

  • Miami University, B.A. 2010

Recent Representations

  • Represented, and was seconded to, a publicly traded provider of business software and services in global investigation of potential FCPA and economic sanctions exposure, including evaluations of actions of executives, channel partners, and foreign sales offices.

  • Represented a global financial institution as international defense counsel in parallel investigations by the United States Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, and other national law enforcement agencies relating to corruption and fraud allegations in a sub-Saharan African country.

  • Represented a publicly traded Brazilian petrochemical company under investigation by the DOJ and SEC for FCPA violations in Brazil, and related issues in Mexico.

  • Represented a global aerospace and defense company during its independent compliance monitorship and enhancement of its global anti-corruption program.




District of Columbia Bar
England and Wales Solicitor
New York Bar
Florida Bar


Universite Paris I: Pantheon Sorbonne, LL.M. 2014
Washington University School of Law, J.D. 2014
Miami University, B.A. 2010

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