Paula Martínez-Barros graduated in law from Complutense University of Madrid (2008) and has been a member of the Madrid Bar Association since 2009.

Before joining De Pedraza Abogados (October 2015), she worked for several years at the international law firm (then) Baker & McKenzie in the area of white-collar crime and corporate compliance. She holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from University of San Diego (California, 2015), specialising in corporate finance and international business. She completed a semester exchange programme at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, and two ‘compliance officer’ expert programmes from Thomson-Aranzadi (2016).

With business and law studies behind her, Ms Martínez-Barros now specialises in white-collar crime, the implementation of corporate compliance programmes of national and multinational companies, and conducting internal investigations (at national and international level).