Wayne joined Schiff Hardin in 1972 and established a prominent practice in public law, while adding significantly to the firm's Corporate & Securities Group. He headed Schiff Hardin's Public Law and Finance Group and was frequently listed in legal media publications as one of the most senior African Americans in leadership positions among major law firms.
His representations included several governmental entities, such as the City of Chicago, Cook County, the Chicago School Finance Authority, the Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Housing Authority. He also provided corporate, business and litigation counsel to a distinguished group of clients, which included Michael Jordan and The Jesse Owens Foundation.
In addition to his legal representations, Wayne's corporate and public service affiliations also were extensive.
Wayne received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1972 and his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Indiana University in 1965.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Sharron, and his children, J.B. Todd and Kamilah.