Miriam Wayne is an associate in Jenner & Block’s Chicago Office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, the Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants Practice Group, and the Culture Risk and Sensitive Investigations Practice Group. Ms. Wayne represents clients in a wide array of complex commercial disputes and has a broad range of experience in all phases of litigation.
Ms. Wayne has substantial experience in complex commercial actions and has represented clients in litigation stemming from breach of contract claims, alleged environmental contamination claims, trade secret disputes, and voting rights matters and represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Ms. Wayne has also worked on and coordinated internal investigations on behalf of clients. Recently, Ms. Wayne was part of a team that successfully obtained a permanent injunction for a client, which was affirmed by the Tenth Circuit. Ms. Wayne also successfully defended a client in an employment dispute starting at the Department of Labor through the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Wayne also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in criminal proceedings and post-conviction proceedings. For example, Ms. Wayne successfully defended a client against an unlawful possession of a firearm charge. Additionally, Ms. Wayne serves as a co-author of the firm’s trade secrets treatise, Understanding and Litigating Trade Secrets.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Wayne served as a law clerk at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, providing legal assistance and counseling in the Felony Trial Division. Ms. Wayne received her JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she served as associate editor of the California Law Review and as managing editor of the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law. While in law school, Ms. Wayne externed for the Honorable Judge Corley of the US District Court for the Northern District of California and at the ACLU of Northern California, where she provided legal assistance in the litigation department. Ms. Wayne also served as the program director for the Berkeley Reproductive Justice Project, a student-led pro bono project providing legal support to non-profit organizations in the reproductive justice realm.