Marilù Capparelli is a managing director of Google Legal Department in the EMEA area and she leads a team of lawyers located in different countries. Marilù is an Italian qualified lawyer with experience within major international law firms, at the Court of Justice of the European Union and inhouse. Before joining Google in 2009, she was Head of Legal and Government Affairs at eBay Inc., Skype and PayPal.
Marilù graduated and has a PHD at the University of Bologna where she used to be visiting lecturer in the Civil Law Department. She has a lecture and executive committee member role at the Bocconi LLM program Law of Internet Technology and at LUISS Executive program in European Data Protection Law. She is the author of several legal articles and she frequently gives speeches at legal and policy conferences. She was selected amongst Italian leaders in her sector by Harvard Law School to give a speech to the faculty on legal and policy challenges in the Digital Era. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish, French and English. She has obtained several Italian and international awards. She has been listed by the magazine Vanity Fair amongst the 30 most influential Italian women lawyers in Italy. She is a member of the Board of Directors of one of the leading players in the world of luxury goods, Tod’s S.p.A., and of the top Italian publishing group, RCS MediaGroup.