Mr. Gromacki is active philanthropically and volunteers extensively in the community, primarily with organizations dedicated to the arts, culture and historic preservation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He also serves on the Committee on European Decorative Arts, the Committee on American Art and the Committee on Textiles, as well as the Audit and Risk Committee and the Compensation and Benefits Committee, at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Additionally, Mr. Gromacki is a Trustee and chairs the Board of the Terra Foundation for American Art.  He serves as a Trustee and President of the Layton Art Collection, which owns the founding art collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  Mr. Gromacki is a Trustee and chairs the Board of Historic Deerfield, located in Massachusetts, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.  He also serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Kew Foundation, which supports the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.  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, as well as other historic preservation organizations.  Mr. Gromacki serves as an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois (now known as Landmarks Illinois), where he also served as General Counsel on a pro bono basis. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Gold Coast Neighbors Association, a local community organization.  Mr. Gromacki previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Awards

  • American Lawyer
    Dealmaker of the Year - 2008, 2011, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law - 2006-2022
    Securities Law, 2006-2011
  • Chambers Global
    Corporate/M&A - 2004
  • Chambers USA
    Corporate/M&A (Illinois), 2004-2020
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007-2020
  • Lawdragon Magazine
    3000 "Leading Lawyers in America" - 2010
    500 "Leading Lawyers in America" - 2008, 2011, 2012, 2017
    500 "Leading Dealmakers" - 2007, 2021
    500 "New Stars, New Worlds" - 2006
  • Leading Lawyers Network
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law - 2004-2019
    Publicly Held Corporations Law - 2004-2019
    Securities & Venture Finance Law - 2004-2019
  • Legal 500
    M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A - Middle Market ($500M-999M) - 2017-2021
    Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A: Middle Market - 2008-2012, 2016
    Leading Lawyer - 2010, 2011
  • National Law Journal 
    M&A and Antitrust Trailblazer, 2015
  • Who's Who Legal
    Corporate Governance - 2015
  • Who's Who Legal Illinois
    Capital Markets - 2007 and 2008 Edition
    M&A - 2007 and 2008 Edition

Community Involvement

  • Art Institute of Chicago
    Member, Board of Trustees
    Member, Committee on European Decorative Arts
    Member, Committee on American Art
    Member, Committee on Textiles
    Member, Audit and Risk Committee
    Member, Compensation and Benefits Committee
    Member, Deaccessions Committee
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law  
    Member, Board of Directors, 2011-2012
  • Gold Coast Neighbors Association
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Historic Deerfield, Inc.
    Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Illinois Governor's Mansion Association
    Member, Board of Directors
    Chair, Visitor Experience Committee
  • Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois (Landmarks Illinois)
    Member, Board of Directors, 2000-2006; emeritus member, 2018 to present
    Pro Bono General Counsel, 2000-2002
  • Layton Art Collection
    Member, Board of Trustees, and President
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
    Member, Board of Directors
    Member, Board of Directors of American Arts Society
  • National Gallery of Art
    Trustees Council
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Member, National Trust Council
  • Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums
    Member, Board of Directors, Illinois Chapter, 2008-2011
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Member, Board of Directors, Kew Foundation, 2019-Present
    Member, Board of Directors, Kew America Foundation, 2015-2018
  • The Richard Driehaus Museum
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Terra Foundation for American Art
    Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • The Chicago Club
    Member
  • The Milwaukee Club
    Member

  Service To The Bar

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association