Joe Vallo, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitrator and mediator with extensive firm and in-house experience, joined Locke Lord’s West Palm Beach office as a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. In a Law360 profile, Vallo noted, “Locke Lord has the platform and offices where I do most of my work. Locke Lord's offerings greatly complement my skill-set and provide an ideal platform to address complex compliance and securities litigation issues for clients across the nation."
Vallo credited his experience as an arbitrator for giving a broader perspective of securities matters. He said, "You see and understand different aspects of the litigators and what they're doing, what's effective and what's not effective. It's been tremendously helpful as a litigator to be an arbitrator, to be on the side of the person who's making the decision in a case when usually I'm the person who's arguing the case."
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