Joseph D. Guarino

Joseph D. Guarino


Joe Guarino is an established international lawyer who has been providing legal and strategic advice to global clients and boards for a quarter of a century. He is a trusted partner who is regularly sought out by businesses across sectors for high-profile sensitive matters. Clients look to Joe for his ability to see around corners and de-risk complex situations in a no-nonsense and practical manner. 

Joe and his team conduct high-stakes investigations and manage complex matters around the world involving sovereign related issues, real estate, bankruptcy, corporate compliance, data privacy, labor and employment, environmental, regulatory, international trade, tax, transactional matters and structured finance.

Joe also regularly assists clients in managing their global workforces. He is a veteran litigator and counselor on issues arising out of international workforce restructurings, compliance with US and foreign laws, executive agreements, independent contractor and classification issues, wage and hour laws, non-competition and trade secrets, corporate raiding, whistleblowers, wrongful termination, workplace investigations, disability accommodations, hiring and firing, medical leaves, policies and procedures, employee theft and background checks.

Working across a wide spectrum of industries, Joe works with clients in media, professional sports, fashion and retail, financial services, medical devices, healthcare, nutrition, real estate ownership, development and management, industrial equipment and technologies, automotive, clinical laboratories, hospitality and technology companies. He is also a trusted advisor to investment banks, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms, broker-dealers, entrepreneurs and emerging growth businesses.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Bar admissionsNew JerseyNew York
CourtsUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the District of New JerseyAll New York state courtsAll New Jersey state courts
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law 1996
    magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Scranton 1990
    cum laude


Chambers USA

  • Band 3, New Jersey Labor & Employment (2023-2024)
  • Band 4, New Jersey Labor & Employment (2016-2022)

The Legal 500 United States

  •  Prominent Lawyer (2020)

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Clerk Experience

  • Justice Marie L. Garibaldi, the New Jersey Supreme Court



+1 212 321 4367
(Work, New York)
+1 973 520 2569
(Work, New Jersey (Short Hills))