Wayne represents individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit entities, as plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide variety of civil matters, including complex commercial, corporate and partnership litigation, in connection with disputes relating to governance, fiduciary duties, privacy rights, “business divorces,” employment claims, real estate transactions, officer and director liability, enforcement and avoidance of covenants not to compete, buy-outs of ownership interests, acquisitions and distributorships.
Wayne has litigated complex civil matters and has tried and arbitrated many high-stakes and high-profile cases to successful conclusions. He has repeatedly been named an Illinois Super Lawyer® and an Illinois Leading Lawyer®.
As a litigator with four decades of experience in high-stakes, complex cases, Wayne has participated in countless mediations resulting in successful outcomes, and he has demonstrated an understanding of how to facilitate productive negotiations. Wayne has built on that experience and obtained training as a mediator in immersive programs from providers such as the American Arbitration Association and has obtained numerous court appointments as a mediator. Wayne is on the panel of approved mediators for the Mandatory Mediation Programs of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Wayne remains available to serve as a mediator throughout Illinois and the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., with honors, 1981;
- Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
- Colorado College, B.A., with honors, 1978
- Tufts University, 1974-1976
- Illinois, 2001
- California, 1981 (Inactive)
- U.S District Courts for the Southern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Missouri, and the Northern and Central Districts of California