Ricardo Tosto de Oliveria Carvalho is considered to be one of the most outstanding leaders and strategists attorneys in the Brazilian area. He started his career in a small law firm and then went on to found his own firm, which soon became one of the largest in Brazil. A good number of his cases have made the national media. He has defended everyone from celebrities to government workers. He is also known for being a pioneer of several legal mechanisms, which are now used nationwide throughout Brazil. Tosto is also known for shouldering it all at his firm. Most of the his current partners started out as interns who he mentored, he closely monitors the firm’s ongoing cases and figures out what sort of strategies to employ to them. When a brand-new problem presents itself, he also goes out of his way to take the necessary active lead and then some. Tosto is not one to give up until his goals are met and this is probably a huge part of what makes him the success that he is today. Tosto’s examples of leadership in his firm have earned him a space in the publication in Yearbook 5003 Analysis Advocacy 6. In 2008, Tosto was called to investigate Operation Saint Teresa, which was accused of scheming to diversify the BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desinvolvmento Economico e Social) loans to businesses and governments. However, the interal audit found no evidence of any unusual processing with BNDES and in their defense, Tosto argued that BNDES could not have given away those free funds because their advisory board has absolutely no say in how the loans are carried out and that only the public policy does. In 2005, Tosto defended another case involving Parliamentary assistant to deputy Joseph Geonino tried to board a plane with cash in a suitcase and tucked in his underwear. No evidence of a publicity stunt on Tosto’s part was found. Tosto’s firm is still going strong and his partnership is also still a brilliant success to Brazil as a nation today. It will likely continue to be as time goes on and as long as Tosto keeps finding more and more new ways to innovate practices in the industry of law. Since his partnerships are numerous, it is likely that his success will be passed on to at least the next few generations.