Sérgio Fernando Moro is the current Minister of Justice and Public Security of Brazil. After graduating in Law at the State University of Maringá, he obtained his master’s and doctor’s degree from the Federal University of Paraná. He attended the Harvard Law School Program (1998) and received an honoris causa doctorate in Law from the University of Notre Dame du Lac in South Bend, Indiana (2018).
He worked as a federal judge of the 13th Federal Criminal Court of Curitiba and was also a professor of criminal procedural law at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Being a former magistrate and academic professor, he is the author of several books on law.
Moro specialized in combating financial crimes, money laundering and criminal organizations. In his 22-year career in the federal magistracy, he commanded high-profile judicial cases such as Operation Lava Jato or the Banestado case and was an instructor in the Supreme Federal Court in 2012.