Thais Cohen - member of Berkeley Global Society

Thais Cohen Chalub

State of Amazonas, Brazil

About Thais

Thais is a lawyer at the Economic Affairs Commission in Amazonas State Parliament. She is responsible for the preliminary analysis of Amazonas laws, as well as drafting bills, legal opinions and amendments. She was responsible for the legal process that allocated tourism resources for health in the state of Amazonas in beginning of year 2019.

Thais actively participated in the group of three lawyers who drafted the law that prohibited practices of obstetric violence in the state of Amazonas.

Thais is an LL.M. candidate at University of California, Berkeley.

She is admitted to the Bar in Brazil and also advocates privately.

Thais has relevant achievements in the legal profession and in activities related to Human Rights. She graduated from Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo with excellence (highest honor in graduation thesis evaluation) and was the speaker at the commencement ceremony.

She participated as volunteer and translator in a project called “Sarau Open Wings” that visited maximum security prisons in the state of São Paulo.

She used poetry as a form of education and rehabilitation.

She was the ambassador of her university in the “Games Without Oppression” project, which punished and prevented cases of chauvinism, racism and homophobia in University competitions.

Thais participated in the University Athletic Club during her entire time in University. As a General Director of Events she achieved the highest profit (12 thousand dollars) in the history of the Athletic Club. Also, as the 1st Secretary she wrote the charter and managed the entire process to regulate the association as a legal entity under Brazilian public agencies.

As a professional experience she has worked as an intern in litigations of civil, corporate, business and white-collar crimes at Pimentel Neto Associates Law Firm. She also worked as an intern at the 1st General Investigations Police Station in Campinas.

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Human Rights - Nonprofit Organization
  • Public Law