Joe Germani

Partner, New York

Joe Germani counsels clients on sensitive high stakes communications and reputational matters. He leads a number of Longacre Square’s special situations and ongoing positioning mandates for both public and private companies, as well as asset managers and other entities.

Joe’s experience encompasses friendly and hostile M&A, shareholder activism, litigation and restructuring, corporate crisis, issues and reputation management, and public affairs campaigns.

Representative matters include:

  • AmeriServ Financial in its successful defense against Driver Management and ongoing shareholder engagement
  • MindMed in its successful defense against Freeman Capital Management’s Board takeover attempt
  • Steel Partners in its unprecedented proxy contest to break Aerojet Rocketdyne’s gridlocked board and successful litigation against the company’s CEO, as well as other contested matters
  • CVS Health in its $8bn acquisition of Signify Health, executive transition and business announcements and ongoing issues management
  • GoldenTree Asset Management in creditor-side litigation and engagement related to its holdings in the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and other instrumentalities
  • MoneyGram International on complex litigation and regulatory issues management

Prior to Longacre Square Partners, Joe spent nearly a decade at Sloane & Company, where he was Managing Director, Special Situations. He also previously worked at Brunswick Group.

Joe graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Service and earned an M.A. in European History from New York University.