Alberto Alemanno, PhD, LLM

Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law & Risk Regulation
Law Department
HEC Paris

Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law & Risk Regulation
HEC Paris

Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Risk Regulation at HEC Paris. He is also Global Clinical Professor at NYU Law School where he directs the HEC-NYU EU Regulatory Policy Clinic and a schola at the O’Neall Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining the HEC faculty, he clerked at the Court of Justice of the European Union, worked as a Teaching Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges and qualified as an attorney at law in New York.

He has published extensively in the areas of EU law, international economic law and risk regulation, including the books Trade in Food – Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EU and the WTO (Cameron May, 2007), Governing Disasters – The Challenges of Emergency Risk Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2011) and Better Business Regulation in a Risk Society (Springer, 2013). His latest edited volume is Foundations of European Food Law & Policy – The First Ten Years of the European Food Safety Authority (Ashgate, 2013). He is currently co-editing a volume provisionally titled Regulating Lifestyle Risks – Europe, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets (Cambridge University Press, 2014 – with Amandine Garde).

He is the founder and editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and he is a member of the editorial boards of the Revue du Droit de l’Union européenne and the European Food and Feed Law Review. He is also the founder and scientific director of the Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy, an established one-week summer programme that brings together practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives, and leading academics working at the interface of science, law, and public policy.

Alemanno has also provided advice to a variety of organizations, such as the World Health Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the UN International Trade Centre, the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority, and the European Court of Auditors as well as governments across the work on various aspects of European Union law, WTO law, and international health law.

Originally from Italy, Alemanno earned a Laurea in Giurisprudenza cum laude from the Università degli Studi di Torino, LLM degrees from Harvard Law School and the College of Europe, and a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University.

He the recipient of the 2011 Chauncey Starr Distinguished Award by the Society for Risk Analysis for the most exceptional contributions to the field of risk analysis by a scholar aged 40 or under as well as the 2013 ECTA Award for the best paper dealing with intellectual property rights in Europe (Plain Packaging of Cigarettes under EU Law). In 2012 he received the EMBL Outstanding Teacher Award by the University of St. Gallen.

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