Stefano Mele is a Partner in Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato, where his practice focuses on Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Intelligence Law.
He holds a PhD from the University of Foggia, and works collaboratively with the Department of Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan.
He is a member of the Governing Board and President of the “Cybersecurity Commission” of the Italian Atlantic Committee. He is the President of the “Cyber Security Working Group” of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AMCHAM), and a member of the “Cyber Security Roundtable” of Regione Lombardia and of the “Advisory Board on Cyber Security” of Assolombarda.
He is the Director of the “InfoWarfare and Emerging Technologies” Observatory of the Italian "Niccolò Machiavelli" Institute of Strategic Studies, and co-founder and President of the non-profit organization CyberPARCO.
Stefano also has lectureships with several universities and military research institutions of the Italian Ministry of Defence and NATO, and he is the author of the “Cyber Strategy & Policy” and of several academic papers and articles on cybersecurity, cyber intelligence, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare topics.
In 2018, ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) included Stefano in its List of Experts on the “EU Legal Framework on Data Protection and Privacy” and “Analysis of the Legal Framework relevant for Information Sharing”.
In 2014, he was included in NATO’s list of Key Opinion Leaders for Cyberspace Security.
In the same year the business magazine Forbes listed Stefano as one of the world’s best 20 Cyber Policy Experts to follow online.
Stefano is a member of the Italian Bar. He is fluent in English.