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Claudio J. Arruda advises domestic and international financial services firms and institutions, including banks, broker-dealers, Fintech companies, and investment advisory firms on a broad range of regulatory issues, as well as general corporate matters. He represents these institutions on matters related to the applicability and compliance with state and federal banking, consumer, and securities laws and regulations.

In addition, Claudio represents public and private corporations in negotiating cross-border financing projects, including corporate finance, project finance, acquisition finance, and trade finance, as well as large real estate leases and certain development projects. He also has experience assisting in securities enforcement matters and FCPA-related investigations at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


  • Banking and securities
  • Corporate and finance
  • Project finance
  • Trade finance
  • Real estate



  • Advised several foreign financial institutions on various banking laws and regulations, including the Bank Holding Company Act, the International Banking Act.°
  • Advised foreign financial institutions on obtaining banking licenses in the U.S.°
  • Advised financial institutions and Fintech companies on various securities laws, including the Investment Advisory Act, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, SEC and FINRA Rules, and consumer regulation.°
  • Represented large corporations and U.S. and foreign financial institutions in trade finance and cross-border secured and unsecured transactions.°
  • Represented large U.S. and foreign entities in corporate restructuring transactions.°
  • Represented energy companies in the finance for construction, sale, and acquisition of power plants in the U.S.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Arruda prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Legal Intern, S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2015-2016

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, National Law Review, "Go-To Thought Leader: Finance Law - Anti-Money Laundering Legislation," 2021


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.B.A., cum laude, Florida International University
  • Florida
  • Portuguese, Native
  • Spanish, Conversational