Todd Bloomquist serves as Beam Suntory’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. He is the company’s chief legal officer and leads global legal affairs, including oversight of strategic transactions, litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, compliance and risk management functions, managing a team of over 40 professionals based in eight countries. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Global Risk Management Committee of Suntory Holdings in Tokyo, Japan.
Bloomquist joined the Beam Suntory Legal Department in 2011 in connection with the Fortune Brands restructuring and the company’s emergence as a standalone NYSE-listed company. He served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, before his promotion to General Counsel in January 2018. During his time with the company he has led negotiation, completion and integration/demerger processes in numerous strategic M&A initiatives, including the 2014 acquisition of Beam Inc. by Suntory Holdings, as well as the execution of financing transactions, negotiation of significant commercial partnerships and resolution of disputes.
Prior to joining the company, he was a Partner in the M&A, Securities and Corporate Governance practice group at Winston & Strawn LLP, an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys in 16 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He represented corporate clients in a diverse range of matters including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, IPOs and other equity issuances, credit facilities, bond offerings, structured debt securities, SEC compliance and disclosure, and Board of Director governance.
Bloomquist received a B.A. in Business Administration and Psychology, magna cum laude, from Coe College, where he played NCAA Division III baseball. He earned his J.D., with high distinction and Order of the Coif, from The University of Iowa College of Law. He was a Law Review member and held extern clerkship positions with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Delaware Supreme Court and London Inns of Court.
Todd and his wife, Erin, reside in Chicago. They are long-time sponsors and mentors with LINK Unlimited Scholars, Chicago’s only college and career success organization focused solely on African American youth. They also volunteer with Urban Initiatives, a program empowering youth across Chicago to become community leaders through academic success, healthy living and social-emotional learning.