At the age of fifteen Judge Marco Antonio Marques da Silva knew what he wanted to do for a living. By 1981 he received his bachelor’s degree from PUC in legal studies although his love for learning took him to achieve many more degrees throughout the next several decades.
He has a specialization, masters, doctorate and teaching degree from Pontifical Catholic University. In 1983 he became a state judiciary in the counties of Palmeira D’Oeste, Monte Alto, Diadema and São Paulo. In 2002 he was promoted to substitute judge and in 2007 he became a court of appeals judge.
With all the knowledge in front of him, Judge Silva wanted to share his passion with others and he became a professor in 1982, earning his tenure in 2003. It is with this distinct title that the PUC Sao Paulo honored their professor in one of the best ways possible. They named an auditorium at the Perdizes Campus after him. Having helped ensure the construction of the auditorium came to fruition it only made sense that it would have his namesake.
During the honoring of the auditorium, the President of the University Dirceu de Mello gave a speech where he spoke highly of his colleague. President Mello noted that Judge Silva was willing to help with whatever was needed.
Another lawyer and tenured professor of PUC, Richardo Sayeg, commended his colleague on the many literary works he had published including forty articles and thirteen books. Richardo Sayeg was noted as saying of Judge Marco Antonio Marques da Silva, “He fills us with pride and satisfaction, unanimously recognized by his fellow professors and students as one of our esteemed and most prominent teachers.”
The Judge thanked the women in his life: his mother and sisters, wife and daughters. He also noted that he still has the same passion today that he had when he graduated from college many years ago. This is the passion that led him to where he is today.
Bruno Fagali likes to share his knowledge about the law with others. One way he does so is by running a blog where he posts articles about various legal issues. A recent article was about cigarettes and the legal issues surrounding their use that have been happening in courtrooms around the world for decades. The legal issues have been around such things as the chemical added to them, the fact they cause cancer, and the advertising done to sell them to consumers.
In Brazil, Bruno Fagali says that there was a law passed in 2012 which requires cigarette manufacturers to keep flavor additives out of them. He says that Brazil was, in fact, the first country in the world to ban these types of additives. He said that one of the concerns was that this could lead to cigarette smuggling because of those who really like the different flavors. Due to this the law is being revisited in a supreme court case that could receive a ruling in early 2018.
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Bruno Fagali also wrote about cigarette advertising in the United States and the legal issues involved there. He says that in November 2017 a new anti-tobacco advertising campaign was unleashed that was the biggest one yet in the US. After a lawsuit was won by the states against tobacco companies they have to pay for this new advertising campaign he says. This advertising started appearing on media outlets all over the nation, including tv channels and newspapers. Bruno Fagali says the campaigns have to begin with a specific phrase that the tobacco companies have to use in order to be in compliance with the lawsuit.
As a Brazilian lawyer Bruno Fagali has received specialized legal training in a number of areas. Among his specialties are ethics, compliance, and the areas of administrative, urban, and regulatory law. He is an anti-corruption lawyer who has a position at New S/B where he manages their corporate integrity program. Additionally, he has his own law firm in Sao Paulo called Fagali Advocacia.
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