Jean-Paule Castagno is partner in Orrick's Milan office and Head of The Italian White Collar Criminal Defense team.

Jean-Paule has more than 15 years of proven experience in criminal litigation, in the management of all phases of crisis management, such as internal investigations -including those of a cross-border nature – the court defence, in the context of criminal proceedings and the sanction proceedings before the Supervisory Authorities, in the interests of both natural persons and legal persons according to the D. Legislative Decree no. 231/2001), Jean-Paule advises clients in high-profile criminal proceedings with specific reference to anti-money laundering, financial crimes, false accounting, bankruptcy offenses, tax crimes, corruption and bribery in both the public and private sector, environmental crimes, occupational health and safety offenses, intellectual property crimes, data protection and privacy crimes/cybercrime, and vicarious liability of corporate entities.

She has been involved in the preparation and update of a large number of systems and controls pursuant to Law No. 231/2001 and she is a member and chairwoman of the surveillance committees of many Italian and foreign companies.

Jean-Paule received her JD from Università Statale di Milano in 2002, her PhD in Criminal Procedural Law from Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca in 2010 and completed the Broadening Business Perspectives Program at Insead in 2018. She began her career with Avv. Alleva in 2002 and joined Avv. Ripamonti in 2007, both Italian Criminal Law boutiques. From 2012 to 2019 Jean-Paule worked at Clifford Chance. She is ranked #2 in White-Collar Crime and #3 in Compliance by Chambers Europe - 2019 and as “Next Generation Lawyer” in Compliance by Legal500 - 2019. Jean-Paule is a member of Unione Camera Penali – Osservatorio Europa and the European Criminal Bar Association.