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Joseph D. Gatto L'84

Lecturer in Law

Joseph Gatto is a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners.

Prior to 2012, Mr. Gatto was Chairman of Investment Banking at Barclays Americas and served as Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance.

Prior to joining Barclays in 2008, Mr. Gatto was Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers, where he served as Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance and also served, from 2005 to 2007, as Global Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions. 

Before 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 15 years, Mr. Gatto has advised clients on over US$450 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 and a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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