Born in Montichiari (BRESCIA), Italy on 6/3/1962.
He graduated from Università degli Studi di Milano in 1988, with a thesis on Public Law that received awards and was published by Regione Lombardia. He was trained in the Nerio Diodà law firm, where he worked for several years and was admitted to the Italian Bar in November 1991. In 2001 he co-founded the associated law firm “Studio Legale Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni & Partners”.
During the course of his professional life, he has specialized in criminal law in the field of financial and company crimes (banking, financial, corporate and bankruptcy), Public Administration crimes, negligent crimes in general and for professional medical liability, and in crimes for breaches in accident prevention, health at work and environmental protection rules.
In particular, he held defense counsel position in the main criminal court cases of the past years such as: the so-called “Tangentopoli” case, the court case for false accounting by Banca Popolare di Milano, the court case for criminal conspiracy for purposes of perpetrating company and financial crimes in the management of Bipop Carire, the court case for bankruptcy and market rigging by Parmalat, the court case for banking crimes by Banca Popolare di Lodi, the so-called “Telecom affair” case and the so-called court case “Banca Italease derivatives”.
He has been for sixteen years the Chairman of the “Libera Associazione Forense” (Free Law Association) that involves law professionals from all around Italy: the Association, created in 1997, reports and distributes sentences on justice issues and organizes public debates and conventions on these topics.
He has been a member of the Management Committee of the Milan “Centro Studi e Ricerca di Diritto Penale dell’Economia” (Study and Research Centre for Criminal Law in the Economy).
He participated with the other law firm’s partners and associated as speaker in conferences on “Corporate administrative liability” (D.lgs 231/01) and on Public Administration cases.
He has been an assistant lecturer at the School for Specialization in Legal Professions at the University of Milan, on topics relating to criminal law.
In March 2015 he has been chosen adviser of the order of the Lawyers of Milan and he covers the charge of vice-president of the Forensic Foundation and member of the board of directors of the Forensic School of the same Order: he takes care of the formation obligatory penalty for the affiliate to the order of the Lawyers of Milan and, in such dress he organizes and coordinates conferences and formative events in the various specializations of the penal right.
In May 2018 he won the prize “Premio Le Fonti” as criminal lawyer of the year, with the following motivation: for the high specialization reached in the field of economic and corporate crimes, both in the judicial activity and of consultation, this last furnished both to private subjects and public in the optics of the management of the penal risk connected to the business activity.