Marilena Hyeraci

Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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I have extensive experience in embedded compliance and dispute resolution, white collar crimes, and data protection. I also advise clients in pre-litigation matters and internal investigations, including cross-border ones.

I support companies in the assessment of legal risk and development and implementation of corporate compliance models, which includes analysing risks and structuring and validating the adequacy of compliance programmes based on applicable laws and national and international best practices, and also identifying lack of the internal control systems, identifying, recommending and implementing remedial actions. I often provide training in compliance matters for board of directors’ members, and corporations key management.

I also advise clients on data protection matters and provide counsel on responding to suspected security breaches and personal data disclosures to the Authorities.

Over more than 15 years of experience, I have assisted leading Italian and multinational companies on compliance matters, white-collar crimes, corporate liability, and have acquired material focus on national and international bribery and corruption, IT crimes and national and international fraud. 

I launched a women network and organized successful events on women leadership and inclusion of women in the top levels.


Dec 2019 - Present - Delfino Willkie Farr&Gallagher LLP 
Sept 2008 - Nov 2019 - Paul Hastings LLP

Honours & Awards

Associate to watch in Compliance 2020 (Chambers&Partners)
Associate to watch in Compliance 2019 (Chambers&Partners)
Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year 2018 (Paul Hastings LLP) 
Regulatory Law Firm of the Year 2017 (Women in Compliance Awards)

I was the only Italian rising star shortlisted as finalist at the C5 Women in Compliance Awards 2020 and 2019 as Compliance Lawyer of the Year 
I also was shortlisted as finalist at the Legal Community 2020 Forty under 40 Awards, Italy, Litigation section

Professional and Community Involvement

Women’s White Collar Defence Association (Chapter Italy)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (USA)
Federprivacy/Privacy Officer Association (Italy)
Lecturer at the National School for In-house counsels of AIGI (Italy)

Milan (Italy) Bar Association (2007) 

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • White Collar Crime

Law or Graduate School Name

  • Catholic University of Milan