Dirk is an experienced litigator, representing insurers in disputes of complex general liability, directors and officers (D&O) liability, employment practices liability, professional liability, first-party property (including business interruption), media, and cyber matters. 

Dirk is highly sought-after for his expertise in handling coverage litigation actions in New York. He also routinely represents and counsels insurers in coverage and bad faith matters around the country.

Dirk's practice also includes representing corporate clients in a broad range of complex litigation matters, including cases involving contract disputes, construction law, product liability, and employment discrimination and harassment.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dirk is trilingual in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Dirk grew up in Atlanta and moved to New York City in 2001 to attend Fordham Law School. Prior to joining White and Williams, Dirk was a Partner at Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP. 


Bar and Court Admissions

New York State Courts

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York


Fordham University School of Law, J.D

Georgia Southern University, B.A., magna cum laude, International Studies


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Association of the Bar of the City of New York, including membership on the following committees: 

• International Law Committee, 2005-2010

• Chair of ILC Subcommittee for National Security and Rule of Law, 2009-2010

• International Human Rights Committee, 2017-19

• Inter-American Affairs Committee, 2020-2023

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