Bide Akande

Practice Groups:

Business and Commercial Litigation

Civil Rights Litigation/Section 1983

Workers’ Compensation

Office Locations:

Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.853.8700

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News

Guarding Against Unconscious Bias in the Workplace - 03/07/2017

Akande Article on Implicit Bias Published in ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter - 11/29/2016

Education

  • Juris Doctor (magna cum laude), University of Illinois College of Law, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts-History & Psychology, University of Illinois, 2011

Year Joined Firm

2015

 

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Bide Akande (Associate)

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Bide concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, defense of Section 1983 and other civil rights cases, and medical malpractice litigation. 

Bide joined the firm's Chicago office as an associate attorney in 2015. Prior to Heyl Royster, Bide interned at the Cook County Public Defender's Office in Maywood, IL. During law school, he participated in the Domestic Violence clinic. Bide has received awards and recognition for his participation in Mock Trial and Moot Court programs, including placing in the 2012 Phi Alpha Delta National Mock Trial Competition held in Washington, D.C.

Publications

  • “Consciously Guard Against Unconscious Bias In The Workplace,” InterBusiness Issues (2017) – Download Article
  • "Implicit Bias and Clients: An Overview," ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter (2016) - Download Article

Professional Recognition

  • 2014-2015 Paul Lisnek Award for Excellence and Ethics in Trial Advocacy
  • 2014 H. H. Harris Foundation Hough Award
  • 2014 Montgomery Scholarship at the University of Illinois College of Law

Professional Associations

  • President of the Student Bar Association for the University of Illinois College of Law 2014-2015
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Frequent Bass Player for Community Christian Church in Lincoln Park –Old Town