Avanti Bakane is a partner in the Chicago office of Gordon, Rees, Scully, Mansukhani, LLP. She is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Consumer Protection Litigation practice groups. Avanti represents publicly traded and smaller companies alike in areas such as complex class action, antitrust, and general commercial litigation, with a focus in consumer class action defense. Avanti also represents businesses and creative professionals in software and e-commerce development, data privacy, data loss, licensing, and copyright infringement disputes. She has experience in federal and state courts across the country, assists with ethical and compliance matters, and is a key asset in pre-suit negotiations, litigation, compliance, and legal counseling. Licensed in Illinois and California, Avanti has experience in federal and state courts across the country. Avanti serves as NAPABA VP of Communications and volunteers with several non-profit organizations to provide opportunities for underprivileged youth and to end gender violence. Avanti is a past President of the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago and past Honorary Board Member for the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago. Avanti 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. In her free time, Avanti loves to travel and blogs about her adventures.