Brigida Benitez has been an attorney for more than 25 years, focusing on complex litigation, internal investigations, and global anti-corruption matters. She has litigated cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court. She conducts internal investigations relating to financial fraud and corruption, employee misconduct, ethics, codes of conduct violations, accounting issues, whistleblower complaints, and sanctions procedures of the World Bank and other international financial institutions. Brigida is past president of the DC Bar, the largest unified bar in the country, with more than 100,000 members worldwide.
Brigida also has served as Chief of the Office of Institutional Integrity of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), heading the independent office responsible for investigating potential fraud and corruption in IDB-financed activities throughout Latin America, and implementing anti-corruption policies and procedures.
She has been recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as a “Woman of the Year” and by Latino Leaders magazine as one of the “25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers” in the U.S. Brigida also has been recognized by Super Lawyers for Litigation, by Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law, and by Global Investigations Review as one of the 2018 “Women in Investigations: One Hundred Investigation Specialists From Around the World.”
Brigida is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Education: Boston College Law School, J.D.; University of Florida, B.S.