Joanne S. Wallace

Joanne Wallace's practice covers a wide variety of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including advising clients on the employee benefits aspects of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, and joint ventures and counseling clients on day-to-day general employee benefits and executive compensation issues. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating employment, separation, and change-of-control agreements and 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.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) ERISA and 2) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Law School Northwestern University School of Law
Education Cornell University (B.A., 2003)
Bar Member / Association Illinois
Most recent firm Jones Day
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