Monica Riva is a counsel at Clifford Chance Italy. She is responsible for the intellectual property practice, which is part of the litigation and dispute resolution department. With a PhD in intellectual property, Monica specialises in patent, know-how, trademark, design, copyright and related competition issues. She has been an editorial staff member of the Italian periodical review Giurisprudenza Annotata di Diritto Industriale since 2004 and is the author of numerous publications in the field of intellectual property (focusing especially on trademarks and patents); Monica is a frequent speaker at IP seminars and conferences. In May 2015 she was admitted to practise before the Italian Supreme Court.

Monica is a ranked lawyer in the most recent editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Europe.