Joe Ficocello

Joe Ficocello

CIO at Shipman & Goodwin LLP

As the Chief Information Officer, Joe Ficocello is responsible for technology service delivery, enterprise operations, information security, project management, collaboration, client IT engagement, and cloud solution development.

Joe has 18 years of experience in the legal technology field, specializing in law firm IT within positions of senior management & executive leadership. Previously, Joe served as the Chief Information Officer for Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, where he lead IT service delivery, practice technology, information security, and project management for their 31 offices. Joe formerly spent over 7 years at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP, where he served as an IT Director responsible for the firm’s Trial Services & E-discovery groups, and lead various teams in their global practice technology initiatives.

Joe has provided technology consultation on three of the largest cases in U.S. history, to include the largest indirect copyright infringement case in U.S. history (2008; Graham v. USI MidAtlantic), the $1.67 billion largest intellectual property jury verdict in U.S. history (2009; Centocor and New York University v. Abbott), and the largest insider trading case in U.S. history (2010; The United States of America v. Raj Rajaratnam).

Joe is peer reviewed and considered a subject-matter expert (SME) in the fields of management and law firm information technology, along with the associated domains of practice support and project management. He has been published in LexisNexis training materials, Law.com, Law Firm IT Professionals, and via a dozen other outlets. He is also a frequent speaker at various national conferences. Joe’s work also appears in the textbook Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis and Strategy (Clark, Aspen Publishers, 2nd Edition, 2008).

Joe received a Master of Science in Management from The Catholic University of America, a Master Certificate in IT Service Management with concentrations in project management, information security, and ITIL from Villanova University, his Six Sigma Yellow Belt from the University of Notre Dame, and his undergraduate degree from The College of the Holy Cross.