Role Independent Director
Place of Birth Palermo
Born in Palermo on March 22, 1966.
Grown- up in a family of attorneys, she graduated in June 1989 with full marks. In July 1992 she became a criminal lawyer, winning the gold gown, an award for the best newly qualified lawyers.
In 1995 she joined the Defence Andreotti in Palermo and Perugia trials.
She mainly worked on criminal law, and in particular on “white collar crimes”. She is an expert in planning and updating organization and management models, provided by Leg. Dec. 231/2001 ( Administrative Responsibility of Companies). She also works on sport law and legal actions in front of sports justice bodies.
Together with the Magistrate Roberto Garofali, she is the curator of the book series “ Casi di penale. Atti e pareri”, a practical manual used for the preparation of aspiring lawyers , edited by “Nel Diritto Editore”. In 2005 she published “Nient’altro che la verità. Come il processo Andreotti ha cambiato la mia vita”(Rizzoli), a diary rich in anecdotes, considerations and personal thoughts.
She run as an independent candidate for Alleanza Nazionale party and in 2006 she was elected to the Chamber of Deputies: during the XV Legislature she was a member of the Commission for Justice and of the Judicial Council.
In 2008 she was reelected to the Chamber of Deputies (XVI Legislature): she is the President of the Commission for Justice, a member of the Parliament Committee for charges against MPs and a member of the Board of Appeal (judicial body of the Chamber).
In 2007, together with Michelle Hunziker, she created the Foundation “Doppia Difesa”, with the purpose of helping women who are victims of violence, abuse and discriminations. Later “Doppia Difesa” has also widen its activity in favour of young people and it launched an important project of cooperation with the Hospital Fatebenefratelli of Rome.
Since 2013 she has been president of Supervisory Body of Terna Plus S.r.l.