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 2015’s Dealmakers of the Year for his representation of Archer Daniels Midland in its $1.3 billion sale of its global cocoa business to Olam International and the $440 million sale of its global chocolate business to Cargill. The 2015 recognition marks the third time in Mr. Gromacki’s career that he has been recognized by The American Lawyer for this award. In 2011, he was recognized as a Dealmaker of the Year for his representation of General Motors in connection with its $23.1 billion IPO in 2010. He was also named a Dealmaker of the Year in 2008 for his representation of Sam Zell in the Tribune Company’s $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, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum 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 and the Kew America Foundation (supporting Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). Mr. Gromacki is a member of The Chicago Club and The Milwaukee Club.