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Jenner & Block’s Firmwide Corporate Department Chair Joseph P. Gromacki has been named a 2015 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer, in recognition of his work last year representing Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in the $1.3 billion sale of ADM’s global cocoa business to Olam International and the $440 million sale of its global chocolate business to Cargill Inc. Mr. Gromacki is profiled in an article appearing online and in the April hard-copy issue of the publication.
AmLaw’s announcement of the 2015 honorees reports that this year’s selections were based not solely on the size of the transactions, but also on “creative thinking, novel approaches and innovative work … where effective lawyering truly made the difference.” The profile of Mr. Gromacki notes the complexity of the two deals he structured for ADM, which were both true carve-out transactions.
This is the third time Mr. Gromacki has been named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer. In 2011, he was selected for his work leading the firm’s team on GM’s historic $23.1 billion IPO, which AmLaw labeled “the IPO of 2010.” And in 2008, he was recognized for his representation of Sam Zell in the Tribune Company’s highly publicized $8.2 billion going-private transaction.