Joseph P. Gromacki is the Chair of Jenner & Block’s firmwide Corporate Practice and is Co-Chair of the Transactional Department. He also serves on the firm’s governing committee, the Policy Committee.
Mr. Gromacki has been recognized as one of the country's leading corporate lawyers. As trusted advisor to Fortune 500 corporations, he is a highly experienced corporate attorney with a focus on complex M&A and capital markets transactions. Mr. Gromacki represents a wide range of public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as well as securities, capital markets and other finance transactions. Mr. Gromacki also regularly counsels public companies and their boards on corporate governance, fiduciary and disclosure matters as well as crisis management.
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 its $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 boards of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum and several other museums and organizations. He is a member of the Trustees Council of the National Gallery of Art and the National Trust Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also serves on the boards of the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Kew Foundation, which supports the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Mr. Gromacki is a member of The Chicago Club and The Milwaukee Club.