Giulia Checcacci’s practice is primarily focused on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, related to both individual and corporate liability. 

Before joining the firm, Giulia worked at a leading law firm in Florence, where she dealt with criminal defense in complex litigation. She was also an intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (UN) in The Hague, and at the Office of the Prosecutor in Florence.

Giulia joined the firm in January 2016, and, from 2017 to 2018 she resided in the New York office. 

Selected Activities

Research scholar, University of California – Berkeley (2013)

Teaching Assistant, Criminal Law, University of Florence (2011-2015)

Erasmus student, Université de Strasbourg (France), 2008


Giulia has authored contributions on criminal law. A number of select publications include:

Public Procurement-Related Crimes Will Also Trigger Corporate Liability: Companies Should Assess and Review Their Compliance Models,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, October 26, 2023

Italy Implements European Directive on Whistleblowing,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, March 2023 

White-Collar Enforcement in Italy,” In-House Lawyer, February 24, 2023

Italy strengthens fight against fraud to the European Union’s financial interests,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, October 26, 2022

Italy Adopts New Transparency Rules for Health Care Providers (Sunshine Act),” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, July 13, 2022

The Italian Constitutional Court Decides When the Application of Both Administrative and Criminal Sanctions Violates the Ne Bis in Idem Principle,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, July 11, 2022

Italy Strengthens Criminal Sanctions Against Market Abuse and Amends the Rules on Confiscation,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, February 3, 2022

Fattispecie ‘riciclatorie’ e modelli ‘231’. Tra massimalismo e minimalismo preventivo,” Discrimen, January 25, 2022

Italy Implements EU Directives on Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud and Counterfeiting of Non-Cash Means of Payment,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, December 23, 2021

Recent Developments in Business and Human Rights Frameworks in Europe,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, January 12, 2021

The Reform of the Corporate Crisis Brings Criminal Law Specialists to the Scene,” Italia Oggi, February 24, 2020;

The European Commission Proposes new Rules to Strengthen Whistleblower Protection,” Cleary Enforcement Watch Blog, May 3, 2018

The New Italian Law on Whistleblowing Procedures and Its Impact on Compliance Programs,” Cleary Enforcement Watch Blog, February 26, 2018

The European Commission proposes a new set of rules for protecting all electronic communications,” New York University’s Information Law Institute (ILI) blog, March 6, 2017