New York, NY – (January 18, 2018) – Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Joseph J. Palermo has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Palermo will work closely with firm leadership to provide executive oversight of the firm’s day-to-day operations and to provide input on the firm’s business strategy, with a focus on organizational processes and professional business support to the partnership. He joins from K&L Gates LLP, where he was Chief Operating Officer.
During more than 11 years at K&L Gates, Palermo participated in that firm’s tremendous growth from a domestic regional law firm to a top 20 global firm. With more than 25 years of law firm management, he previously served as Chief Financial Officer of two other national law firms.
“After an extensive, nationwide search that brought us many strong candidates, Joe was clearly the top choice to become our COO,” said Lowenstein Sandler Chairman and Managing Partner Gary M. Wingens. “A seasoned pro with global law firm experience, his hire signals a new phase for us in which he will play a huge role in the positioning and growth of our firm in the years to come. His legal acumen and executive instincts set him apart, and I am pleased to welcome him to our firm.”
“The role of the COO in the legal industry is in the spotlight given the increasing demand for firms to be more efficient and to provide better value to clients,” Palermo said. “Lowenstein Sandler and its impressive national presence have been on my radar for some time, and the firm’s reputation for exceptional client service, focus on entrepreneurship, and commitment to diversity were a huge draw. I look forward to helping the firm build on its past successes.”
A Boston native, Joe received his M.B.A. from Boston College and earned his B.S. from Northeastern University.
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Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers based in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. The firm represents leaders in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular emphasis on investment funds, life sciences, and technology. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and high standard of client service, the firm is committed to the interests of its clients, colleagues, and communities.