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Mark Grossmann

Board Member


Mark Grossmann is global chair of the Corporate practice at Katten, overseeing 100-plus attorneys in the US, London, and Shanghai, in Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions, energy, tax and technology, among other areas, while maintaining his own vibrant practice. Mark has guided blockbuster transactions, having been a lead attorney in some of the largest M&A deals. He works closely with former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, an of counsel attorney at Katten. They have traveled together for business throughout the US and China, where Daley is highly regarded for working as mayor to strengthen business and cultural ties between Chicago and China. Mark brought Daley on to join him on the board of directors at Gardeneers, the Chicago-based non-profit group teaching city school students how to build gardens and use them to stay healthy. A married father of two teenagers, Mark was the 2018 recipient of the Midwest Anti-defamation League Torch of Liberty Award, honoring his “exceptional commitment to diversity, equality, and justice.”