Our Professionals / Of counsel / Rossana Vitone


2007: Law Degree, University of Bari

2010: II Level Master in “Corporate Criminal Law” at the Luiss Guido Carli – Free University of Social Studies Guido Carli

2011: Admission to the Bar of Bari

Rossana Vitone
Of counsel


  • rossana.vitone@avvocatovitone.it
  • rossana.vitone@pec.it

Practice Areas

Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 attributes to legal persons a special form of strict liability regarding certain kinds of offences, giving rise to the possibility that organizations previously exempted from liability for offences committed by executives and/or employees- might be sanctioned operationally and financially.

In the framework of this complex discipline, in which rules of criminal, administrative and civil law are to be complied with, our law firm offers comprehensive assistance to companies representing them in court, and playing a role in any crime-prevention activity.

In particular, Polis Avvocati's lawyers draft the Organisational and Management Model pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, and handle any preliminary phase thereof (e.g. the analysis of risks in relation to alleged offences and corporate needs, the mapping of corporate areas potentially at risk, the sharing of the gap analysis and the identification of inconsistencies, and the sharing of possible improvements with the management), and provide training programs for company directors and employees, aimed at achieving proper understanding and application of the Model in question.

The global and interconnected environment within which companies are asked to operate is constantly evolving. As a result, national and international regulatory frameworks are becoming increasingly complex. In order to provide companies with tangible support with regard to their need to comply with cross-sector regulations and to adopt procedures to prevent and avoid risky or potentially unlawful conduct, Polis Avvocati have set up a Multidisciplinary Team to provide corporate compliance consulting services.

In particular, our Multidisciplinary Team deals with issues of compliance with reference to the internal governance of the company and compliance with relevant external laws, regulations, and guidelines. This includes corporate governance and corporate administrative liability (Legislative Decree no. 231/01), the European Privacy Regulation (GDPR), anti-corruption and anti-money laundering issues, national, international and European bankruptcy restrictions orders (BROs), as well as the new requirements arising from regulatory developments in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and, more generally, in matters of sustainability.

In addition to offering ongoing legal advice, the members of our Multidisciplinary Team also provide training for both managers and employees and advice and assistance in disputes and litigation

Education and Work Experience

She works in the field of corporate compliance and specialises on the drafting, updating and implementation of the organisation, management, and control models pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/01.

She regularly lectures on corporate and public sector administrative liability (legislative decree 231/2001), on health and safety at work (legislative decree 81/2008), and on anti-corruption and transparency (l. 190/2012).

She serves as chairperson and member of several supervisory boards of public and private companies and as party-appointed expert witness in criminal proceedings on matters related to legislative decree 231/2001.

She is a member of the "Legalità e 231" Working Group - Divison of Legislative Affairs of Confindustria (the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy).


«Consapevole della dignità della professione forense e della sua funzione sociale, mi impegno ad osservare con lealtà, onore e diligenza i doveri della professione di avvocato per i fini della giustizia ed a tutela dell’assistito nelle forme e secondo i principi del nostro ordinamento»