Carmelo Fontana is an Italian qualified attorney whose experience focuses primarily on EU and US technology regulation and commercial litigation. Carmelo is the co-founder of an Internet company in Silicon Valley where he is involved in a variety of strategic issues concerning intellectual property, privacy regulation, consumer protection and business administration.
In 2003 Carmelo graduated summa cum laude and mention honoris from LUISS Law School in Rome. Thereafter, he practiced for several years with Cleary Gottlieb LLP where he was involved in a number of commercial transactions, domestic and international litigation, and other cases of national relevance.
After a brief period in the European Commission Legal Service, where he worked on EU market regulation cases, Carmelo moved to Stanford Law School where, in 2008, he obtained an LL.M. in Law Science and Technology. Following graduation, Carmelo worked as a TTLF Research Associate and in March 2010 became a TTLF Research Fellow. Carmelo's scholarship with the TTLF is focused on privacy and data protection regulation.