Joseph A. Vallo

  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (1950 Attorneys)
  • MetLife Building, 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166
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Joseph A. Vallo focuses his practice on securities arbitration and mediation as well as securities litigation. He has wide-ranging experience in retail brokerage compliance in domestic and international markets.

Before joining the firm, Joseph 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. Previously, he served as the senior vice president and director of compliance for TD Waterhouse Group, Inc. and the divisional compliance director at Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. where he was also the director of International Private Client Group Compliance.

•Retail brokerage compliance
•Securities arbitration and mediation
•Securities litigation

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Recipient, Volunteer of the Year, Wachovia Corp., 2008

(Also at White Plains, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL Office)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212.801.6903  Phone
212.805.5563  Fax
University Attended:
State University of New York College at Cortland, B.A., Political Science, 1979
Law School Attended:
New York Law School, J.D., 1984
Year of First admission:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; Supreme Court of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department; 1993, Florida; 1985, New York

Professional & Community Involvement
•Board President, National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
•Mediator/Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
•Member, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
•Member, LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
•Board Member, Cortland College Foundation, Board of Directors
•Member, Broward County Bar Association

Spanish and Fluent
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., December 26, 1957
Reported Cases:
Experience: Senior Vice President and Senior Litigation Counsel, Wachovia Securities, LLC (n/k/a Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC); Senior Vice President and Director of Compliance, TD Waterhouse Group, Inc.; Divisional Compliance Director, Salomon Smith Barney, Inc.

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