Joanne Wallace's practice covers a wide variety of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including advising public and private companies in acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, restructurings, and joint ventures. In addition, Joanne counsels clients on day-to-day general employee benefits and executive compensation issues and has extensive experience drafting and negotiating employment, separation, and change-of-control agreements and designing and implementing equity and other incentive compensation arrangements.
Joanne has engaged in various pro bono activities throughout her career. Most recently, she has done work for the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). She also is actively involved in the Chicago community. She participates in Chicago's "Working in the Schools" (WITS) program, which promotes literacy and the love of reading among Chicago's youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to elementary school children in the Chicago Public Schools system, and participated in the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago's "Lawyers in the Classroom" program for several years.
Joanne is a member of The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
- Northwestern University (J.D. 2008; Arlyn Miner Book Award); Cornell University (B.A. with distinction 2003)