Bar Admissions
Michigan (1970) District of Columbia (1970) Minnesota (1976)
University of Michigan, 1965 George Washington University, Masters of Laws in Taxation, 1972
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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

  • Gumm v. Molinaroli, 16-CV-1093-PP, 2017 WL 384340 (E.D. Wis. Jan. 25, 2017)
  • In re Medtronic Inc., 2016 WL 281237 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2016) (Minn. Supreme Court appeal argued on October 5, 2016)
  • 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)
  • In Re United Health Group Incorporated Derivative Litigation, Case No. CV-068085 (District Court Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County)
  • White v. Heartland High-Yield Municipal Bond Fund, U.S. Dist. Ct. File No. 00-C-1388 (E.D. Wis.)
  • Hauschildt v. Beckingham, 686 N.W.2d 829 (Minn., 2004)
  • Davies v. West Publishing Company, 622 N.W.2d 836 ((Minn. Ct. App. 2001), rev, denied (May 29, 2001)
  • 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.)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Prudential Securities Incorporated, U.S. Dist. Ct. File No. C.A. No. 93-2164 (B110) (served as arbitrator of claims submitted in global settlement)
  • Professional Management Associates, Inc. Employees’ Profit Sharing Plan v. KPMG, LLP, 335 F.3d 800 (8th Cir. 2003)
  • Schaaf v. Residential Funding Corporation, 517 F.3d 544 (8th Cir. 2008)
  • First National Bank of the North v. Miller Schroeder Financial, Inc., 2006 WL 224202 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 31, 2006)
  • In Re: ADC Telecommunications, Inc. ERISA Litigation, Court File No. 03-2989 ADM/FLN (D. Minn.)
  • In Re: August Technology Corporation Shareholder Litigation, Hennepin County District Court, Consolidated Court File No. 05-2086
  • George Guenther, et al v. Cooper Life Sciences, et al., (Cooper Life Sciences Securities Litigation), U.S. Dist. Ct. File C-89-1823 MHP (N.D. Cal.)
  • Gerbig v. Gearman, 1995 WL 434422 (Minn. Ct. App. July 25, 1995)
  • Howland v. Richfield Bank & Trust Co., U.S. Dist. Ct. Civ. File No. 4-85-1167 (D. Minn.)
  • J’s Foods, Inc. et al, v. Judy’s Foods Inc., U.S. Dist. Ct. Civ File No. 3-80-379 (D. Minn.)
  • NH Rudeen Company et al v. Harlan Coal Partners, et al, U.S. Dist. Ct. Civ. File No. 4-79-582 (D. Minn.)
  • Nelson et al v. Brownlee Limited Partnership, Hennepin County (Minn.) Dist. Ct. File No. 735658
  • In the Matter of Steadman Security Corporation, 1977-1978 Transfer Binder) Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) P 81,243 (1977)