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As noted in the Latin Lawyer 250, Mr. Tosto is one of the most influential and prominent attorneys in Brazil. He is a partner and a founding member of Leite, Tosto e Barros Adovagados. Mr. Tosto brings his expertise and his passion to many different areas of the law. His experience and proficiencies include bankruptcy, credit recovery, banking contracts, acquisition reviews, restructuring businesses, election law, administrative law, and power concessions in the civil and commercial areas. This well-rounded lawyer brings with him a plethora of professional experience. Mr. Tosto was a former President of the Judicial Modernization and Judicial Reform Committees with the Brazilian Bar Association and São Paulo Section. Other experience that Mr. Tosto brings with him includes his professional work as an advisor of the Human Resources and Legal Management of Grupo Rede, a Brazilian company. He was a Director of Fundação Rede de Previdência Privada, another private company in Brazil. Mr. Tosto also previously acted as the legal and administrative superintendent of Brazilian company, Grupo Alusa. His experience and know-how helps make him invaluable in the legal field within Brazil. He has publications in specialized newspapers and magazines as well as being a co-author to the book, O Processo de Tiradentes. His specializations within the legal field do not stop at his career endeavors. Mr. Tosto is a member of a range of professional organizations. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). Along with being a member of the Board of Directors of the Study of Lawyers Societies (CESA), Mr. Tosto is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Institute for Management Development (IMD). He is a member of the Consulting Council for the Brazilian publishing house, Revista dos Tribunais. Mr. Tosto is one of the founding members of the Brazilian Institute for Political Party and Election law Studies (IBEDEP). With his range of knowledge and involvement, there is no surprise that Mr. Tosto is such a well-recognized legal authority in Brazil. His passion his seen throughout all of his endeavors. Mr. Tosto’s diversity in the legal field make him irreplaceable and a leader within his field.

Just a few years ago, the world became enamored with a high-level “fixer” played by Kerry Washington on ABC’s runaway hit show Scandal. In spite of making things a little more dramatic for television audiences, Scandal’s Olivia Pope is representative of a very real and very necessary industry. One such “real life Olivia Pope” is Status Labs’ Digital Crisis Expert Darius Fisher.

America actually got a real- life taste of just exactly what he and his team of experts do in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack. As soon as the news of the leaked information broke, Darius Fisher, president and co-founder of Status Labs, got on the phone and offered the services of his teams of management and crisis experts free of charge to help minimize the damage to businesses and individuals. Some of the personally identifiable details that were leaked included names, credit card numbers, e-mail addresses and even GPS coordinates. Status Labs teams of expert social media, public relations and SEO advisors immediately went to work on the digital end, while their crisis consultants went to work on the human end.

Status Labs was quickly flooded with requests from lawyers, accountants, venture capitalists and other members of the wealthy and elite to university deans and small business owners who were concerned about the potential fallout to both their personal and professional lives and reputations. Status Labs jumped in to help out, no questions asked, because they feel that regardless of the user’s intentions when they signed up on the site, no one’s life should be ruined by a single mistake.

Now, Darius Fisher is being recognized by PRWeek as one of this year’s “Innovation 50.” The Innovation 50 is a list of 2015’s top recognized rising stars in the areas of PR and digital communications. PRWeek recognized Darius Fisher and Status Labs for both the scope of their work as well as for having weathered their own crisis at the same time. One of the reasons that they were so quick to respond to the Ashley Madison incident was Fisher’s own understanding of what it’s like to be on the other side of that kind of digital tsunami.

In addition to the nod from PRWeek, Fisher and Status Labs have also received kudos from the New York Times and Yahoo! News for their quick and decisive – not to mention extremely generous – actions in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack.