As of this month of April, 2012, I am a member of the Brazilian Bar Association, state of Santa Catarina, Commission of Innovation, Intellectual Property and Enforcement against Piracy.
The Commission has now 11 members, including Prof. Pimentel, Esq. Santiago and Esq. Meirelles (all references in IP in the state). The Commission's primary attributions are to promote the debate of Innovation, IP and Enforcement against Piracy amongst legal practitioners in the state of Santa Catarina; organize and hold events; interact with other institutions, provide support to lawyers practicing in these areas, amongst others.
Looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues.