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Author, Advocate, and Speaker

Giugi is an intersectional feminist activist, a women's advocate, and an attorney. She writes, speaks, and trains on topics of: unconscious biases as impediments to workplace diversity, sexual harassment, racial and gender biases and effective framing of victimization for litigation and advocacy. Her biting style leaves no stone unturned. She never confuses facts with opinions and she's all about rigorous review and use of available data. 

About Giugi Carminati

Speaking & Writing


  • Sparcus: Broken Worlds, Giugi Carminati, available at
  • The Laws of Spaceflight: A Guidebook for New Space Lawyers, Maria-Vittoria G. Carminati, Jennifer Lamie, Matt Kleiman, ABA Publishing (ABA Best Seller).


  • "'You Don't Belong," Micro Inequities and Gender in the Workplace," Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Aurora, CO, January 12, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Unconscious Gender Bias in Male Dominated Fields: Manterrupting, Broterrupting, and Mansplaining,” Aerospace Medicine Residency Faculty Workshop, AsMA Scientific Summit, May 2017.
  • Moderator, “Inherent Biases and the Importance of Culturally Aware Inside and Outside Counsel,” ABA Section of International Law Fall Conference, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2015. 
  • Panelist, “Branding, Marketing & Networking for Young Lawyers,” American Bar Association Sci Tech Section, South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX, Feb. 4, 2015.

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year, Colorado Law Week (December 2017).
  • Rising Star, Business Litigation, Texas Super Lawyers (2017).
  • Italian Influence on the Law, ICCC (2015).
  • Rising Star, Business Litigation, Texas Super Lawyers (2015).
  • Rising Star, Business Litigation, Texas Super Lawyers (2014).
  • Order of the Coif (2008).
  • Order of the Baro­ns (2008).
  • Order of the Barristers (2008).  

Professional Background

  • Principal Attorney, The Woman's Lawyer, Denver, CO, 2015-Present.
  • Attorney, Berg & Androphy, 2013-2015.
  • Attorney, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, 2008-2013.
  • Regional Organizer, Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, 2015-2017, IISL.
  • Co-Chair, Aerospace & Defense Committee, ABA Section of International Law, 2015-2017.
  • Chair, Space Law Committee, ABA Science & Technology Section, 2014-2017.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Commercial and Business Litigation Newsletter, Litigation Section, 2012-2014. 
  • Chief Editor, The Affiliate, Young Lawyers Division, 2010-2011.  
  • Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2008-2010.


  • English - Native
  • French - Native
  • Italian - Proficient
  • Spanish - Proficient


  • Vice President, Denver MAMA
  • Member of the House of Delegate, American Bar Association
  • Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • International Institute for Space Law

Radio Appearances and Talks

#metoo Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Age of Trump

  • Lorraine M. Bayard de Volo, Chair and Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies at CU
  • Maria-Vittoria "Giugi" Carminate, JD  "The Woman's Lawyer" and blogger
  • Laura Richards, organizer and leader, co-creator of #Metoo rally in Denver
  • Rep. Faith Winter, CO State Represenative, Westminster, who filed formal complaint against colleague Rep. Steve Lebsock. 
  • Rebecca Cranston, State Senate Candidate, Larimer County
  • Emily May, co-founder and Executive Director Hollaback!