An attorney in the U.S. and in Italy. She practices international extradition, transnational criminal defense, and international criminal and human rights law, is List Counsel before the ICC, UN IRMCT, the UN ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Delisting Committee, was the Legal Adviser to a defence witness in Dominic Ongwen (ICC) against self-incrimination, a pro bono legal consultant to REDRESS Trust in Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi (ICC), and has consulted on criminal human rights applications before the ECtHR. In 2003, she was a judicial criminal trials law clerk in the U.S., and she defended her first complex criminal case in 2004, continuing for six years defending state and federal serious and complex cases. Between 2010 and 2018, she led a criminal practice in Rome focusing on international extradition, crimes involving transnational or international elements based on offenses in the U.S. and in foreign States with criminal immigration consequences, and defensive asylum. She has advised on U.S. law in foreign passive extradition proceedings, and on the collection and challenging of evidence, including the basis for the underlying U.S. warrant, and she has served as a criminal law expert to U.S. State Authorities in active international extraditions. Her asylum cases have challenged human trafficking for sexual exploitation, forced marriage, forced pregnancy, female genital mutilation, torture, forced slavery, forced pregnancy for infant sale, marital rape, and arbitrary detention. She has represented clients from the U.S., the Russian Federation, the Balkan States, the Baltic States, Eastern, and W. Europe, Mexico, Central, and S. America, and Africa. She received the 2016 Massachusetts State Senate Citation in recognition of her work as a legislative consultant and practitioner in human trafficking. She speaks English (mother tongue), Italian (fluently), French (professionally), Spanish (professionally), and Arabic (studying levels 1&2).

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