JOÃO DA COSTA FARIA
Bachelor's degree in Legal and Social Sciences, Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (1964); chairman, for two terms of office, of the Brazilian Bar Association - São Caetano do Sul subsection. Decade-long partnership in a firm serving the Greater ABC industrial region with the late Antônio Russo (federal representative in the House of Representatives 1978–1982). Legal Secretary and Finance Secretary for the Municipal Government of São Caetano do Sul. Special Advisory Assistant to the Mayor's Offices for the cities of São Caetano do Sul and Cubatão.
JOÃO ROGÉRIO ROMALDINI DE FARIA
A degree in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (1991), and a master's degree in Law (LL.M.) from the Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington, D.C., USA (1993–1994). An intern at, and then hired by the well-known Pinheiro Neto Advogados law firm, later leaving to found this law firm. One-year experience as a foreign associate at Grant, Herrmann, Schwartz & Klinger, a law firm with head offices in New York.