Joseph D. Gatto L'84
Lecturer in Law
Joseph Gatto was most recently Chairman of Investment Banking at Barclays Capital Americas before announcing his retirement from Barclays in July 2011. Mr. Gatto was also a member of the Barclays Capital Investment Banking Executive Committee and served as Co-Head of Corporate Finance and Vice Chairman.
Prior to joining Barclays Capital in 2008, Mr. Gatto was Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers and Co-Head of Corporate Finance. He was a member of Lehman’s Investment Banking Executive Committee and Senior Client Council and also served as Global Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions.
Before joining Lehman Brothers in 2005, Mr. Gatto spent 21 years at Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman in Mergers and Acquisitions in 1984 and also spent one year working on corporate restructurings in the Structured Finance Department. In 1991, he organized the Strategic Development Group in Investment Banking and began his concentration on the consumer products sector. Mr. Gatto became a partner at Goldman in 1994 and served as Global Chairman of Consumer Products Banking.
Over the course of the past 11 years, Mr. Gatto has advised clients on over US$300 billion of transactions, primarily in the consumer, industrial and retail sectors.
Mr. Gatto earned his AB, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his JD, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Mr. Gatto is a member of the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Trustee of the Brunswick School, a member of the Advisory Councils of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.