Joe Guagliardo is a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, and is also a member of the firm’s Emerging Company Practice. He represents large companies and emerging growth businesses in commercial transactions and general intellectual property counseling involving a wide range of industries and subject matter. Joe is active in supporting the early stage growth company ecosystems in New York and Philadelphia and has extensive business and legal experience working with start-up technology businesses and supporting business incubators. Prior to practicing law, Joe was a business executive at a software company that is now a division of Sungard. Joe holds a BA and MBA from Temple University, and a JD from Widener Law School.