Goldman Sachs Special Situations U.S. Head Dombrowski Departs

Albert Dombrowski, head of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s special situations group in the Americas, has left the firm after 12 years.

Dombrowski wasn’t included on a list of partners in a regulatory filing today by the New York-based bank. Michael DuVally, a Goldman Sachs spokesman, confirmed that Dombrowski had departed from the company.

The special situations group trades distressed debt and has made investments in companies including pizza chain Sbarro Inc. The unit is part of investing and lending, which produced $4.33 billion of pretax earnings last year, the most profit of any of Goldman Sachs’s four segments.

Dombrowski joined the firm in 2002, according to employment records with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He was named a partner in 2008.

Julian Salisbury became global head of the special situations group in May, replacing Jason Brown. Salisbury, now based in New York, previously ran the European portion of the unit from London.