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May 2014Present


Fraud, Forensics & Compliance

Advisory on Corporate Fraud (prevention, detection and Investigation). Design, implementation and certification of Compliance models (Chilean Law 20.393, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act).

May 2012May 2014

Director of Forensics

PwC Chile

Redesigned forensics services to include, among others, a new approach to forensics investigation; corporate and occupational fraud prevention models (fraud risk assessments, internal controls gap assessments, and fraud controls designed, enhanced and/or implemented; anti-fraud/corruption “tone at the top”-institutional culture –advisory on strategy and implementation), for PwC clients.

FCPA – UK Bribery Act – advisory on compliance programs’ design and implementation for PwC clients. 


Attorney at Law

Legal Private Practice

Legal Private Practice. Strong focus on legal advisory and litigation of complex economic crimes and corporate fraud.


Senior international consultant

Justice Studies Centre for the Americas (JSCA)

Member of the first professional team that set up the JSCA in Chile, upon a mandate of the President's Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Consultancy and project development at government level (ministries of justice, supreme court, prosecutors, police commanders, and others), for the reform and innovation of criminal justice systems in the Americas (such as Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, and others).

Innovation development and knowledge transference to key actors in criminal justice system’s governance, legal education, litigation skills, and cultural transformation; development of assessment indicators and local projects of evaluation.



Paz Ciudadana Foundation

I successfully managed to reposition of FPC as the main technical reference on crime reduction and state-of-the-art knowledge in the field. Relevant goals were achieved as much in substantive public policy initiatives, as in public opinion and leadership and awareness.  

As CEO, I was regularly summoned by the National Parliament to offer a technical-expert opinion about on-going legislation regarding crime prevention and control. 

Likewise, the Foundation offered technical expert support to many public policy initiatives on crime prevention/control and reduction to institutions as relevant and diverse, as the Ministry of Justice, the Homeland Ministry, the Police Forces, the Criminal Courts, the Correctional System, the Legal Aid Office, The Public Prosecution Office, among others. Achievements worth mentioning in these efforts are the introduction in Chile of the Drug Courts (an initiative totally led by FPC; the introduction in Chile of the Crime Analysis discipline, and the setting up of the first pilot programs in selected police precinct; and, the first empirical study of police corruption ever carried out in Chile by a civilian institution, upon request of the police force itself. 

As CEO, I successfully managed to restructure the professional team, and carry out a deep programmatic shift of FPC approach to its mission regarding crime reduction (public policy-oriented, yet apolitical, and having the aim of effective, technical, democratic and "evidence-based" standards as a core values); main achievements of this were the introduction at a national level -and into the political debate- some of the most relevant international standards to modern approaches to crime and crime reduction: Situational Crime Prevention, Problem Oriented Approach, Intelligence Led Policing, Problem Solving Courts, Criminal Smart Investigation, and other alike. 


Chief Prosecutor

Public Prosecution Office


  • Design and implementation of a new and special prosecutor’s unit, tasked with the mission of developing a substantive, innovative, and effective crime control strategy for down-town Santiago (the area houses the central government, the country’s main financial district, and a daily floating population of nearly 1.5 million.
  • Selection, recruitment and training of the unit’s members  (prosecutors and staff);
  • Administrative and operative authority over a Unit of 12 professionals (prosecutors and staff), and prosecutorial operational power over near 400 police officers.
  • Permanent training and direction of the Unit’s attorneys, staff, and police officers corresponding to the local precincts, according to the new working culture, values, methods, innovation and expected impact.
  • Administrative matters, performance supervision, periodic formal evaluation, strategic or tactic definition, correctional measures, problem and conflict solving. Definition of legal criteria, police operations’ clearance, achieving a productive coordination and communication with countless institutions and authorities.
  • Responsibility and accountability for the Unit’s performance, behavior and prosecutorial decisions, related to all investigation, use of legal powers, decision-making, field and courts events and results.  
  • Achievements of the goals and performance indicators achievements defined by the superior authorities of the Public Prosecution Office, for both, the team and each professional personally.

Main achievements

  • Within the first year, the Unit interrupted the historically sustained increase of victimization and fear to crime rates in the territory. That achievement remained steady during all the period I kept the office.
  • 3rd month: the Unit’s performance indicators matched the best figures nationwide, whereas many of such figures belonged to prosecution offices implemented up to five years before.
  • 6th month: the indicators beat any other office in the country, in some cases getting as much as three times convictions’ rate, twice the rate of alternative sentencing, and case-lengths that averaged up to a third of equivalent territories nationwide.
  • 1 Year: in average, 8 out of 10 persons arrested by the Unit are convicted within the next day.
  • The new working methods with the police, the commerce and the community, produced some results that had never been achieved until then. Worthy to illustrate are cases in which a specific methodology of surveillance coupled with equally innovative legal strategy, allowed the conviction and sentence to substantive punishment of criminal roles that were traditionally untouchable by the traditional law-oriented work (accomplices, organizers).
  • The Unit’s set-up was an accomplishment itself, as it’s growing penetration as a professional reference and a benchmark for other prosecutors, police officers, and scholars in Chile, even in some other places in Latin America.
  • Highly innovative methods, successfully adapting international best practices and evidence-based strategies, particularly related to Problem Oriented Approach, Intelligence Led Policing, Crime Analysis developments, Crime Situational Prevention knowledge; Community Prosecution, Alternative Sentencing, Problem Solving Courts, Drug Courts.
  • Solid leadership to achieve and consolidate for three years the Unit’s objectives, goals, and results indicators, through a heavily motivated team.
  • In four years, the Unit’s work significantly installed a new prosecutorial paradigm of “Strategic Crime Prevention and Smart Prosecution”, today widely spread in Chile and Latin America, with strongly penetrating the public and political debate, the policy making, the media, the academics, and the prosecutors.
  • Intensive exposure to the media, the press, and the public debate; countless television and radio interviews, press articles, government and parliament hearings, and conferences presentations. 

Tenured Professor and Scholar Researcher

Diego Portales University's School of Law

Teaching of Criminal Procedure; Criminal Litigation; Due Process; among other related courses, both in undergraduate law school as well as in the Master Degree Program on Criminal Justice.

Legal Research and publication. 

  • Introduction and development in Chile of the litigation methodology and technique, currently an hegemonic standard for criminal procedure teaching and training, as well as the standard for court performing in trial advocacy or adjudication.
  •  Published author in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and others.

Relevant Certifications




Master Degree (LLM)

Columbia University School of Law

  • Evidence
  • Criminal Adjudication
  • The 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Policing
  • Writing Credits: Miranda and its progenie
Jan 1996Sep 1996


Bronx County District Attorney's Office


Basics on Crime Analysis

International Association of Crime Analysts

Problem Oriented Policing

Problem Oriented Policing Center

Induction for New Assistant District Attorneys

Bronx District Attorney's Office

International Trends in Legal Education

Warwick University (U.K)

Foundations on the U.S legal system

Georgetown University

Advanced Trial Advocacy

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Rutgers University)

Trial Advocacy

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Rutgers University)

Frailties in Criminal Law

Judicial Institute of Canada

The CFE and Compliance

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Internal Controls for Fraud Prevention

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Fraud Prevention

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Fraud Risk Assessment

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Associated Member

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


1. Spanish: mother tongue.

2. English: bilingual level at all tasks (colloquial and legal).

3. Hebrew: speak and write medium level. Read low level.