Marco Giorello has been the Head of Unit for Copyright in the European Commission (DG CONNECT) since 2017. He has been working in Copyright since 2011. Italian and lawyer by training, he has worked for the European Commission for more than 15 years, covering numerous areas of the European Internal Market policy. He has been directly involved in the planning and negotiations of the Copyright reform, including the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Prior to joining the European Commission, he worked for an Italian law firm and lectured on EU Law. He holds an LLM in European Law awarded by the College of Europe in Bruges (1998).