Ilaria Curti

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We see great leadership in Ilaria Curti’s work. She is able to put you at ease and even when there are things that must be done she explains well what to do.”
Ilaria Curti joined Portolano Cavallo in 2020 as counsel to lead the Internal Investigations Group and became a partner in the firm in 2022.

Ilaria focuses on internal criminal investigations and also assists clients on white collar crime, including defending individuals and companies in criminal proceedings and consulting on Legislative Decree No. 231/01, compliance, and whistleblowing, especially for clients in the Life Sciences sector. She also advises on crisis management and defamation.

Thanks to her background and expertise in the field of investigations, especially cross-border ones (for example in connection with FCPA, OFAC, UK Bribery Act, etc.), Ilaria is the only Italian attorney listed world-wide by Global Investigations Review in 2017 in its “40 under 40” report and from 2018 in its “100 Women in Investigations”.

She is also ranked by Chambers Europe 2024 for the Compliance (Band 3) and the White Collar Crime (Band 3) areas.

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.

Prior to joining Portolano Cavallo, Ilaria worked with DLA Piper, where she was a senior professional in the White Collar Crime, Investigations & Compliance Group. Prior to that, she was an associate at CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni in the Corporate Crimes, Compliance and Investigations Department.

Ilaria is the author and co-author of numerous publications in her areas of expertise and is a regular speaker or lecturer at seminars, conferences and specialist courses on corporate criminal law.

She is a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

She graduated in law from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and in 2005 she obtained a master’s degree cum laude in Investigations and Criminology at the Sapienza Università di Roma.

Foreign languages: English

She is a member of the Italian Bar Association (A38418).

Ilaria Curti is an adept lawyer who is highly regarded in the compliance market. She has expertise in a range of matters, most notably in Law 231 organisational models and trade compliance.”
She manages the needs of her clients and is able to understand how to support all our decisions and requests. We had great support from her."
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