March 1, 2022 / Press Release

Akande elevated to senior associate

Porter Wright is proud to announce that attorney Bide Akande has been named a senior associate in the firm. Bide is a litigator who works with clients in the areas of product liability, business competition, construction, reinsurance and real estate litigation.

“It’s exciting to share that Bide has risen to senior associate,” said Robert Hermes, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Chicago office. “His conscientious work and business acumen are an incredible asset to our clients, and to our entire team in Chicago and our other markets.”

Bide advises and defends manufacturers in a variety of consumer product liability matters, from toxic tort and catastrophic injury to workplace exposure, negligence and asbestos. He also litigates commercial matters arising out of construction disputes and real estate foreclosures. Bide works with employers on non-compete agreements and breach of contract claims, and has assisted clients in arbitration.

In his Chicago community, Bide is a member of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the Young Professionals Board and Sponsorship Committee for the Public Interest Law Initiative, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. He also has performed with The Second City in Chicago. Bide received his B.A. from University of Illinois and his law degree from University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude.