Ms. Barbosa practices out of the firm’s San Diego office, where she prosecutes securities fraud, corporate governance, and shareholder rights litigation on behalf of the firm’s institutional investor clients. She is currently a member of the teams prosecuting a securities fraud class actions against Rayonier Inc., Cobalt International Energy, Inc. and Vale SA. Ms. Barbosa is also currently representing prominent institutional investors in a variety of opt-out matters, including direct actions against Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) in Manhattan federal court arising out of the long-running bribery and kickback scheme at the Brazilian oil giant, and against American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (now known as VEREIT) arising out of a multi-year accounting fraud at the world’s largest net-lease REIT.
Prior to joining BLB&G, Ms. Barbosa worked at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, where she clerked for the Honorable Jill L. Burkhardt and served as a judicial extern for both the Honorable Anthony J. Battaglia and the Honorable Mitchell D. Dembin. While in law school, Ms. Barbosa was a Comments Editor for the San Diego Law Review.
Ms. Barbosa is currently an Associate in The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court and a member of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.