New York, NY – (January 16, 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 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, we were delighted to find in Joe a COO who possessed the critical combination of skills and experience to help lead our firm and our senior management team into the future," said Lowenstein Sandler Chair 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.