MICHELE TAGLIAFERRI is a member of Sidley’s Global Life Sciences team, and leads the firm’s EU compliance and internal investigations work. Michele represents companies on sensitive compliance, enforcement, and regulatory matters, including government enforcement actions, internal investigations, and legal reviews related to bribery, trade violations, ESG, supply chain and sustainability issues, and violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements.
Michele has significant experience assisting clients with respect to:
- Anticorruption compliance matters, including matters arising under the FCPA and other national anticorruption laws
- Healthcare compliance
- EU sustainability legislation
- Whistleblowing issues
Michele also advises clients on strategy and compliance concerning EU ESG regulations, including the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D), and the proposed Green Claims Directive.
Drawing on his compliance and enforcement experience, Michele also regularly conducts regulatory due diligences for private equity and M&A transactions, making key recommendations on diligence strategy and areas of potential risk. His clients find him knowledgeable, responsive, and pragmatic.
A lawyer licensed to practice law in New York, Washington, D.C., Italy, and Belgium, Michele is widely recognized as a leader in the internal investigations and compliance sphere. He has been acknowledged as a Leading Individual for Fraud and White-Collar Crime in The Legal 500 EMEA and has been listed in the International Who’s Who of Investigations Lawyers.