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DLA Piper LLP (US)
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Joe Guarino manages a diverse practice with a specific emphasis on litigation and counseling clients on labor and employment, complex commercial, commercial real estate, transactional disputes, corporate compliance, global data privacy infrastructure and implementation, and regulatory matters.

Joe’s clients have a national and worldwide presence. He represents publicly traded companies and has considerable experience with private equity and venture capital firms, broker-dealers, hedge funds, entrepreneurs and emerging growth businesses.

Joe is regularly turned to for high profile matters and as an adviser on virtually all aspects of his client’s businesses.

The breadth of Joe’s experience includes litigating restrictive covenant matters involving noncompetition, non-solicitation and trade secret claims, corporate raiding cases, whistleblower and discrimination matters, commercial real estate disputes, securities class actions, contract litigation, and fraud claims arising out of Ponzi schemes. He also has considerable experience in Fair Labor Standards Act and Independent Contractor Misclassification Class Actions.

Joe also assists companies with managing a global workforce and regularly counsels clients with issues arising out of international workforce restructuring, compliance with US and foreign laws, executive agreements, independent contractor and classification issues, workplace investigations, disability accommodations, hiring and firing, medical leaves, policies and procedures, employee theft and background checks.


J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law; B.A., University of Scranton

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United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

The labor and employment group at DLA Piper LLP (US) has expertise in handling matters such as discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases, wage-and-hour class and collective actions as well as restrictive covenants and independent contractor misclassification. The group, which is led by New York-based Brian Kaplan, is active in various industry sectors, including retail, financial institutions, healthcare, media and technology. Mary Dollarhide in San Diego is a key contact in wage-and-hour class actions. Joseph Piesco in New York is equally active in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Marc Katz and Isabel Crosby in Dallas, Los Angeles’ Holly Lake, and the Chicago-based Ryan VannNorman Leon and new counsel from Baker McKenzie LLPMiriam Petrillo as well as Joseph Guarino in New Jersey and Ute Krudewagen in Silicon Valley are all prominent practitioners.