Jenner & Block

"Battle of the Economic Experts I," Chicago, IL

On October 13, 2010, Partner Joseph P. Gromacki along with Tom Goldblatt, Sangamon Industries, moderated “Battle of the Economic Experts,” a panel discussion held at Jenner & Block’s Chicago office.

The panelists Paul Kasriel, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Northern Trust Company; Gail MarksJarvis, Financial Columnist, Chicago Tribune; and Mark Essig, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sangamon Industries, provided their insights on the direction of the economy in these uncertain times. The panelists discussed topics such as, is the U.S. in recovery or heading for a double-dip recession; is inflation or deflation more concerning; will the economy be generating transactions; and what are the ramifications for market participants?

Mr. Gromacki is Chair of Jenner & Block’s Corporate Department and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Securities Practice. He has deftly structured and negotiated high-value and complex deals for clients such as General Motors, General Dynamics, Sam Zell/Equity Group Investments, J.P. Morgan Securities and the Chicago Board of Trade.

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