Michael is US Policy and Advocacy Specialist at Eni, Italy’s largest energy company. Prior to joining Eni, Michael was a Congressional Liaison Officer at the US politics and Congressional affairs office of the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, where he focused on US-Italy relations. Michael was also a Schuman trainee at the European Parliament. In that capacity he worked at the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington, DC, as well as at the European Parliament Legal Service in Brussels. Michael previously also worked at LCA Studio Legale, a law firm based in Milan (Italy) where he was embedded in the corporate department.
Michael holds a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Pavia (Italy) and a joint M.A. in transatlantic affairs from the College of Europe (Bruges) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (Medford, MA), where he specialized in EU and international law with a focus on privacy and digital policies. His most recent thesis was entitled “The CLOUD Act and the EU’s e-evidence proposal: A transatlantic perspective on extraterritoriality and conflicts of jurisdiction in the digital age.” He is a dual US-Italian citizen and speaks English, Italian, and French.