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Vernon J. Vander Weide

Of Counsel


Vernon J. Vander Weide
Of Counsel
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Vernon Vander Weide practices in the areas of securities and business litigation (including general corporate, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, class and derivative actions and partnerships). He was an enforcement staff attorney and Branch Chief for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. During his tenure with the SEC, Mr. Vander Weide was involved in broker-dealer regulation, investment company and investment adviser regulation, and litigation relating to violations of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Company and Advisors Acts of 1940. He served in the U.S. Army from March 1966 to May 1969 and was honorably discharged at the rank of captain. Mr. Vander Weide has lectured at continuing education seminars.

Representative Cases

  • H. Austin Landers, et al. v. Morgan Asset Management, Inc., et al. Case No. 2:08-cv-02260-SHM-tmp (W.D. Tenn.)
  • In re Regions Morgan Keegan Open-End Mutual Fund Litigation, Master File No. 2:07-cv-02784-SHM-dkv (W.D. Tenn)
  • White v. Heartland High-Yield Municipal Bond Fund, U.S. Dist. Ct. File No. 00-C-1388 (E.D. Wis.)
  • Richard J. Rodney, Jr., et al. v. KPMG Peat Marwick, U.S. Dist. Ct. File No. 4-95-CIV-800 DWF/RLE (D. Minn.), 143 F.3rd 1140 (8th Cir. 1998)
  • In Re Piper Funds, Inc. Institutional Government Income Portfolio Litigation, U.S. Dist. Ct. Master File No. 3-94-587 (D. Minn.)
  • In Re United Health Group Incorporated Derivative Litigation, Case No. CV-06-8085 (District Court, Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County).


  • University of Michigan, 1965
  • George Washington University, Masters of Laws in Taxation, 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan (1970)
  • District of Columbia (1970)
  • Minnesota (1976)

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court