Sergio Gazzola

Sergio Gazzola


I am practicing law since joining Brazilian Bar Association, generalist experience, with emphasis in civil law and civil procedure, over 15 years comproved experience. In the last 10 years the activities were dedicated to manage civil mass litigation areas, for companies or lawyer firms, also negotiating and drafting contracts. My main expirience is consumer, telecommunication and insurance law. Development and implementation of legal software and operational procedures redesign, based on 6 Sigma and PDCA methods. Participation in the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) standards of risk management process adaptation and bankruptcy.


Strategic Planning; Creation/implementation of IT systems; Operational flow review and redesign;Adequacy of internal standards to customers;Deadlines control;Outsourced an internal team management;Staff and hearings logistics; Review/adjustment of legal arguments;Due diligence Coordination; Lawsuit mass migration; Financial/feasibility analysis;Operational costs reduction;Legal liability reduction in accordance with policies and alternative methods for conflicts resolution; Crisis management. 


Legal Management

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

Legal Manager

Grupo Othon SA

Managing legal affairs, covering all company operations, such as hotels, including industrial laundry, sugar-alcohol industry and real estate (urban and rural). Responsible for legal department and internal consulting on corporate law and contracts. Advice and consulting for strategic planning at the tax law, civil litigation, labor, agrarian, criminal, environmental and bankruptcy law. Crisis and conflict management. Coordination of in-house lawyers and outside contractors.

Mar 2009 - Apr 2010

Independent Legal Consultant

Providing services to companies, law firms and individuals in litigationareas like civil, family, labor, consumer and orphans and succession law and preventive areas like consulting, commercial, corporate, contracts, tax and real state law. Contracts negotiating.

Jan 2007 - Sep 2008

Legal Superintendent - Owner

Pellon & Associados Laywers

DPVAT (mandatory liability insurance policy) sector, with a national teams of more than 200 people and 50,000 law suits. Defending the interests of Insurance Companies. Development and implementation of legal software and operational procedures redesign. Staff and hearings logistics. Crisis management.Achieving a 50% operational costs reduction.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2007

Legal Manager

Managing team with more than 250 people throughout the country. Development and implementation of legal software and operational procedures redesign. Staff and hearings logistics. Legal liability reduction in accordance with policies and alternative methods for conflicts resolution. Crisis management. Total reduction of default judgments, 40% reduction of time for fulfillment of judicial decisions. Acceleration in forwarding documents to outsourced law's firms (from 2 to 10 days). 20% reduction in Judicial distribution.
Jan 2002 - Jan 2004

Legal Coordinator

Castro Barros Sobral Gomes Advogados
Legal coordinator of the Civil Mass Litigation area, working as coordinator of the Civil Mass Litigation sector, having as clients large national and international companies, such as: telecommunications, department stores, information technology, banks, insurance companies, among others. Improvement of 30% in winning law suits.
Jan 2002 - Jun 2002


Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados
Civil Mass Litigation sector, in the Telecommunications area, organizing preliminary hearings, writing legal briefs filed with the courts, following up on lawsuits in the various districts of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
Jan 2000 - Jan 2002

Legal Coordinator

Zalcberg Advogados
Civil Litigation and Tax Administration sectors. Responsible for the information technology project and implementation follow-up.
Jan 1996 - Jan 2000


Oscar Argollo Advogados
Working in the different legal areas, such as: Civil Litigation, Labor Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Family Law, Business Law, Succession Law, always preparing various proceedings documents, contracts, keeping control of procedures and deadlines.
Jan 1994 - Jan 1996


Castro Barros Sobral Gomes Advogados

Working in Civil Litigation, Labor Law, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Maritime Law areas.


2000 - 2001


Ibmec Business School
1993 - 1998


Pontifícia Universidade Católica