Joseph P. Gromacki is Chair of Jenner & Block’s Firmwide Corporate Practice and oversees all of the firm’s transactional practices. He also serves on the firm’s governing committee, the Policy Committee.
Mr. Gromacki is a highly experienced corporate attorney with a focus on complex M&A and securities transactions. Companies and their boards seek his assistance with structuring and negotiating public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public securities offerings and other highly complex corporate transactions. Mr. Gromacki also regularly counsels clients on corporate governance, fiduciary and disclosure matters.
Mr. Gromacki was recognized by The American Lawyer as one of 2011’s Dealmakers of the Year for his representation of GM in connection with its $23.1 billion IPO in 2010. He was also named an AmLaw 2008 Dealmaker of the Year for his representation of Sam Zell in the Tribune Company $8.2 billion going-private transaction in 2007. Since 2004, Chambers & Partners USA has named Mr. Gromacki one of the leading US lawyers in corporate and M&A law. He has also been recognized by many other organizations, including the Best Lawyers in America, Illinois Super Lawyers, Lawdragon Magazine and the Leading Lawyers Network, which published a profile about his career in 2007.
Mr. Gromacki is an active patron of the arts, serving on the board of trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and several other museums and arts organizations. He is a member of the National Trust Council, a supporting organization for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Mr. Gromacki is a member of The Chicago Club and The Milwaukee Club.