Portolano Cavallo is pleased to announce that Mr. Francesco Posteraro, former Commissioner of the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) from 2012 to 2020 and, previously, Deputy Secretary General of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, joins the Firm as Of Counsel.
During his time at AGCOM, Mr. Posteraro was the sponsor and reporter of numerous resolutions, including the regulation on online copyright protection. At the Italian Chamber of Deputies he directed the Office for the Rules of Procedure, the International Relations Department, and the Chamber Department, and he took the position of Deputy Secretary General in 2003.
“We are honored that Francesco Posteraro joins our Firm, because of his highest professional standing and reputation“, said Francesco Portolano, partner at Portolano Cavallo. “His in-depth understanding of the public sector and his vast legal expertise will make an invaluable contribution to our Firm in the areas of administrative law, intellectual property, and regulated sectors, while still complying with the cooling off period applicable to former AGCOM commissioners“.
“It gives me great pleasure to accept the offer to join Portolano Cavallo as Of Counsel” Francesco Posteraro commented, “and become part of this prestigious Firm with a record of excellence. While at AGCOM I had numerous opportunities to appreciate the high-level professionalism, respect for the institutions, and impeccable integrity of the Firm’s attorneys, and I will be glad to work with them.“
Mr. Posteraro teaches Digital Communications Law at the online university Uninettuno and is an honorary member of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI). He is also the author of numerous legal essays. In 2019, he received a special award from the National Association of Italian Cinema Owners (ANEC, Associazione Nazionale Esercenti Cinema) for his efforts to safeguard copyright and combat online piracy.