Kevin W. Weigand

Counsel
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As an experienced trial attorney, Kevin Weigand represents clients in complex disputes. These include claims involving misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, fraud, business torts, trust and estate disputes, membership and shareholder disputes, and professional negligence. Kevin has extensive experience in all aspects of the litigation process. He represents clients in trials, hearings, arbitrations, and depositions. His clients have included financial institutions, government contractors, software companies, and other businesses of all sizes. Kevin also represents executors, trustees, and beneficiaries of estates in inheritance disputes.

Kevin's litigation experience includes managing discovery efforts, conducting fact investigations, preparing witnesses, negotiating settlements, and advocating for clients before state and federal judges. Before joining Venable, he was an associate at an international law firm and served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Richard B. Potter in the Circuit Court for the 31st Judicial District of Virginia.

Kevin is active in the Northern Virginia community, where he provides pro bono representation for individuals in need of assistance and serves on the board of directors of Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), the only region-wide organization focused solely on preventing child abuse and neglect across Northern Virginia.

Experience

Representative Matters

Shareholder and Member Disputes

  • Secured a confidential settlement in the representation of a minority shareholder in an arbitration dispute relating to oppressive conduct by majority shareholders (American Arbitration Association)
  • Represented LLC members in disputes involving ownership interests and claims of fiduciary duty violations (Fairfax Cir.)
  • Represented minority members of an LLC in a dispute involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and requests for dissociation and dissolution (Loudoun Cir.)
  • Represented the president and CEO of an LLC in connection with a dispute over membership interests (Fairfax Cir.)

Trust and Estate Litigation

  • Represented a trustee and executor in litigation involving a dispute with beneficiaries (Fairfax Cir.)
  • Defeated a motion for temporary injunction to remove an administrator (Fairfax Cir.)
  • Defended a claim against an estate before the commissioner of accounts (Fairfax)
  • Represented beneficiaries in a dispute involving life estate
  • Represented beneficiaries in a dispute alleging undue influence by a personal representative
  • Represented a charitable beneficiary in a dispute concerning a will contest (Dakota County, Minn.)
  • Represented a trustee in a dispute involving appointment of a successor trustee (Norfolk Cir.)

Domain Name Litigation

  • Represented a large domain name registry in actions involving new Generic Top-Level Domain operators (E.D. Va.)
  • Represented a large financial institution in securing recovery of a domain name through in rem action under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) (E.D. Va.)
  • Represented a foreign company in an emergency matter securing recovery of a domain name through an in rem action under the ACPA (E.D. Va.)
  • Represented a large retailer in an emergency matter securing recovery of over 50 domain names held by Internet scammers through an in rem action (E.D. Va.)

Lanham Act False Advertising and Trademark Litigation

  • Obtained a nationwide permanent injunction on behalf of a client to prevent infringement of the client's trademark (E.D. Va.)
  • Obtained a summary judgment on behalf of a cleaning product manufacturer in a Lanham Act false advertising case (D. Mass.)
  • Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of a food products company stemming from false and misleading allegations about the company’s product (N.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented food products companies in disputes filed with the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau

Government Contracts Litigation

  • Obtained and collected a judgment against a subcontractor concerning weapons supply and security in Afghanistan (E.D. Va.)
  • Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of a government contractor based on alleged misappropriation of trade secrets (E.D. Va.)
  • Defended a government contractor against allegations concerning alleged misappropriation of trade secrets (E.D. Va.)
  • Represented a prime contractor in a dispute concerning alleged breaches of contract by a subcontractor
  • Represented a prime contractor in a dispute with the government concerning alleged overcharges (D.D.C.)

Professional Liability Litigation

  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of a law firm in a legal malpractice action based on the attorneys’ underlying representation of a client in a child custody matter (D.C. Super. Ct.)
  • Secured a confidential settlement in representation of an AmLaw 100 firm in a legal malpractice action (Fairfax Cir.)

Other Commercial Litigation Matters

  • Successfully defended a landlord against a motion for injunctive relief stemming from a commercial lease dispute (D.D.C.)
  • Represented a tenant in a commercial lease dispute with a landlord (Fairfax)
  • Obtained a summary judgment award for an executive in a stock options case (E.D. Va.)
  • Represented an international software company in licensing disputes (E.D. Va.)
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a meat producer in connection with a dispute over a processing contract (W.D. Mo.)

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. William & Mary School of Law 2010
    • Managing Editor, William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review
  • B.S. summa cum laude Northeastern University 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Richard B. Potter Circuit Court for the 31st Judicial District of Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Former regional director
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Frequently provides pro bono legal services at clinics in the Northern Virginia area
  • Assisted victims with prosecuting claims for consumer protection law violations
  • Helped low-income families navigate government benefits regulations
  • Drafted last wills and testaments and transfer-on-death deeds for senior citizens
  • Represented clients in disputes before the Social Security Administration regarding disability benefits
  • Assisted low-income individuals with navigating family law issues and obtaining divorces
  • Represented unaccompanied minors who had been abandoned, abused, or neglected in their efforts to obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Assisted domestic violence victims with obtaining civil protection orders

Personal Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, SCAN of Northern Virginia