Distinguished alumni Vincent Pagano Jr. '72, '14P was named as the newest member of the board of directors for L-3 Communications, one of the leading aerospace and defense contract companies in the world.
Pagano, also a member of Lehigh University's Engineering Advisory Council (EAC), was appointed to the position in April 2013. L-3 is a top contractor "in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C³ISR) systems, platform and logistic solutions, and national security solutions," serving customers that include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Justice. The Manhattan-based company employs nearly 51,000 individuals globally and is also a leading provider of electronic systems used across military and commercial organizations.
An attorney with a focus on corporate law, Pagano joins L-3 after 32 years with Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he served as partner until his retirement at the end of 2012.
Pagano is recognized among the leading capital markets lawyers in the United States and the world by several publications, including The Legal Media Guide to the World's Leading Capital Markets Lawyers, Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 US and Who's Who in American Law.
Pagano earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1979. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and has advanced degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Rutgers University.