Ilaria joined Portolano Cavallo in 2020 as counsel to lead the Internal Investigations Group after 10 years with DLA Piper.
Ilaria has an extensive experience in conducting internal investigations, also with cross-border implications (i.e. in connection with FCPA, OFAC, UK Bribery Act, etc.), involving allegations of corporate misconduct, bribery, fraud, embezzlement and international sanctions violations and assists clients in identifying and implementing remedial measures responsive to the issues investigated.
Ilaria advises clients on the full spectrum of issues related to white collar crime and compliance, defending individuals and companies in criminal proceedings, consulting on corporate criminal liability and whistleblowing, especially in the Life Sciences sector.
Ilaria also has specific expertise in the area of trade compliance, assisting leading multinational groups on complex export control issues and the circulation of “dual use” goods.
Ilaria is author and co-author of numerous publications in her areas of expertise and is a regular speaker at conferences and specialist courses on corporate criminal law.
Her expertise has been recognized by Chambers Europe Compliance and White Collar Crime editions where she is described as a lawyer with a wealth of experience in
internal compliance investigations, including cross-border matters. She has been included by the Global Investigations Review (GIR) among of the 40 under 40
2017 list of the leading young investigations specialists and in the 2018 list of 100 Women in Investigations.
Since 2018 Who's Who Legal has recognized her among the under 45 Future Leaders in investigations.