Caterina Fratea (PhD in European Labour Law) is an Associate Professor of European Union Law at the University of Verona,  and holds courses in EU Law, International and EU Immigration Law and Policy and EU Competition Law. She is also a member of the teaching staff of the Specialization School for Legal Professions at the Universities of Verona and Trento and the teaching staff of the Ph.D. programme in European and International Legal Studies at the University of Verona.

In January 2018 she was appointed by the European Parliament as legal expert for the provision of independent external expertise in the field of European Union law.

Alongside general and institutional EU Law issues, her main areas of research are EU Immigration Law and EU Competition Law. In particular, since September 2017, she has been the Academic Coordinator of the project European Competition LawEuCL, Jean Monnet Module co-funded by the European Commission, as part of the Jean Monnet Erasmus+ Programme. In addition, she is involved in several projects regarding EU family law co-funded by the European Commission under the Justice Programme 2014-2020.

Since 2008 she has been a lawyer at the Verona Bar.