Gabriele Mazzini has worked at the European Commission on legal and policy questions raised by new technologies since August 2017. Among others, he co-authored the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (February 2020) and most recently he designed and co-drafted the proposal for the Artificial Intelligence Act (April 2021). He is currently focusing on the negotiation of the proposal with the Parliament and the Council.
Between 2009 and 2017 Gabriele studied and worked in the United States. He was Associate General Counsel at the Millennium Villages Project, an international development initiative across several sub-Saharan countries founded and directed by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University economist and senior United Nations advisor, and he collaborated with early stage start-ups in the field of emergency communications and smart energy solutions. As EU official, he also served in the European Parliament, Legal Service (2004-2009) and the Court of Justice (2001-2003).
He holds a LLM from Harvard Law School, a PhD in Italian and Comparative Criminal Law from the University of Pavia and a Law Degree from the Catholic University in Milan.
He is qualified to practice law in Italy and New York.