Alongside celebrating the extraordinary achievements and the dedication of this year’s HERoes Advocates, we remember and celebrate the life of José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz, HERoes Advocate 2019. His colleagues at Mattos Filho have shared with us this note on his passing and legacy of inclusive leadership.
Since 1995, when he joined Mattos Filho as an intern, Zé, as he was known to all, was renowned for his interest in a wide variety of topics related to the firm. He built a solid career, being recognized as a discerning, competent, thoughtful lawyer, always very attentive to the clients’ needs. As a Business Administration graduate, Zé proved to be an excellent leader, becoming managing partner in 2015, period in which Mattos Filho was consolidated as one of the most respected law firms in Latin America, being people-oriented and a reference of high social impact in the legal field.
Our Managing Partner leaves a profound legacy, not only for the firm but for all, for his inclusive, innovative style and superb mentorship.
In honor of our beloved Zé, we at Mattos Filho remain committed to following his vision. Certainly, his greatest contribution – the constant search for the general wellbeing and plans for the future – will continue to guide us.
In shared grief, we express our sincere condolences to his wife, Helena, and to his three children, Zé Henrique, Zé Artur and Maria Eduarda, knowing that the life of our dear Zé was, and will continue to be, an inspiration and a reason for great pride.