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Avanti D. Bakane

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(312) 619-4922
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Chicago
One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2009

  • CALI Award, Litigation Lab

B.A., Anthropology / Spanish, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2005

Honors

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Recognized as Advocate for Diversity by Diversity Scholarship Foundation (2017)

Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List Issue 2013

Spanish
Marathi

Clients regularly retain Avanti Bakane in a variety of complex matters. She represents publicly traded and smaller companies alike in areas such as complex class action, antitrust, and other commercial litigation with a focus in consumer class action defense. Ms. Bakane has experience in federal and state courts across the country. She assists with ethical and compliance matters and is a key asset in pre-suit negotiations, litigation, and other legal counseling.

Outside of the office, Ms. Bakane serves as Central Regional Governor for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and President of Leading India’s Future Today’s (LIFT) Associate Board. Ms. Bakane is a past President of the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago, past Honorary Board Member for the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago (AABA), and volunteers with several non-profit organizations to provide opportunities for underprivileged youth and to end gender violence.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Bakane was with a major law firm in Chicago.  During law school, Ms. Bakane served as an extern for two semesters to the Honorable Irwin J. Solganick, Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County. She also worked as a research assistant to DePaul Professors Steven H. Resnicoff and Song Richardson. She was a member of DePaul’s International Moot Court team for two years.

Before she attended law school, Ms. Bakane worked as a discovery paralegal for a year at a Chicago firm. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Bakane worked as a resident assistant with a number of programs.

Ms. Bakane is proficient in Spanish and Marathi and was a consulting academic tutor for the University of Veritas in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she tutored, translated and taught Spanish for International University students learning the language. 

Admissions

California
Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Memberships

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Central Regional Governor (2016–2018)

Leading India's Future Today (LIFT Foundation)

  • Associate Board of Directors
    • President (2017-2018)
    • Member (2016-2017)

South Asian Bar Association of Chicago (formerly the Indian-American Bar Association of Chicago), Member

  • President (2015)
  • President-Elect (2014)

Community Involvement

Apna Ghar, Annual Taste for Life event, Host Committee (2014-2017), Volunteer

Languages

  • Marathi
  • Spanish

 

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Contact

(312) 619-4922

abakane@grsm.com


Offices

Chicago

Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2009

  • CALI Award, Litigation Lab

B.A., Anthropology / Spanish, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2005

Honors

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Recognized as Advocate for Diversity by Diversity Scholarship Foundation (2017)

Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List Issue 2013

Avanti D. Bakane

Partner

Practices

Biography

Clients regularly retain Avanti Bakane in a variety of complex matters. She represents publicly traded and smaller companies alike in areas such as complex class action, antitrust, and other commercial litigation with a focus in consumer class action defense. Ms. Bakane has experience in federal and state courts across the country. She assists with ethical and compliance matters and is a key asset in pre-suit negotiations, litigation, and other legal counseling.

Outside of the office, Ms. Bakane serves as Central Regional Governor for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and President of Leading India’s Future Today’s (LIFT) Associate Board. Ms. Bakane is a past President of the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago, past Honorary Board Member for the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago (AABA), and volunteers with several non-profit organizations to provide opportunities for underprivileged youth and to end gender violence.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Bakane was with a major law firm in Chicago.  During law school, Ms. Bakane served as an extern for two semesters to the Honorable Irwin J. Solganick, Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County. She also worked as a research assistant to DePaul Professors Steven H. Resnicoff and Song Richardson. She was a member of DePaul’s International Moot Court team for two years.

Before she attended law school, Ms. Bakane worked as a discovery paralegal for a year at a Chicago firm. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Bakane worked as a resident assistant with a number of programs.

Ms. Bakane is proficient in Spanish and Marathi and was a consulting academic tutor for the University of Veritas in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she tutored, translated and taught Spanish for International University students learning the language. 

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Admissions

California
Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Memberships

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Central Regional Governor (2016–2018)

Leading India's Future Today (LIFT Foundation)

  • Associate Board of Directors
    • President (2017-2018)
    • Member (2016-2017)

South Asian Bar Association of Chicago (formerly the Indian-American Bar Association of Chicago), Member

  • President (2015)
  • President-Elect (2014)

Community Involvement

Apna Ghar, Annual Taste for Life event, Host Committee (2014-2017), Volunteer

Languages

  • Marathi
  • Spanish

 

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