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(WEST PALM BEACH) June 6, 2018 – Joseph Vallo has joined Locke Lord’s West Palm Beach office as a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Vallo has nearly 30 years of experience working in securities arbitration and compliance and will strengthen the Firm’s capabilities for clients faced with securities litigation and enforcement matters.
Vallo, who joins the Firm from Greenberg Traurig LLP where he was a shareholder, previously served as senior vice president and senior litigation counsel for Wachovia Securities LLC, now known as Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, where he supervised the firm’s major litigations and arbitrations. He was also senior vice president and director of compliance for TD Waterhouse Group Inc. and divisional compliance director at Salomon Smith Barney Inc., where he was also director of international private client group compliance.
“Joe is a highly skilled securities litigation lawyer with an impressive professional background serving as both in-house counsel and compliance director during his nearly 30-year tenure in the field,” said Thomas Cunningham, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s West Palm Beach office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department. “His depth of experience in compliance, litigation and arbitration will be a vital asset to the Firm’s clients seeking compliance counsel and guidance through alternative dispute resolution for financial and securities matters.”
Vallo focuses his practice on securities arbitration and mediation, securities litigation, and compliance and regulatory matters for securities and broker-dealer cases. He has wide-ranging experience in retail brokerage compliance in domestic and international markets.
“Locke Lord’s offerings greatly complement my skillset and provide an ideal platform to address complex compliance and securities litigation issues for clients across the nation. I look forward to expanding my practice by joining the Firm’s accomplished Securities Litigation team,” said Vallo.
Vallo is a mediator/arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.
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