Kathryn Weidner has extensive experience in prosecuting securities class actions. Ms. Weidner has obtained substantial monetary recoveries including one of the largest settlements in 2018, In re Wilmington Trust Corporation Securities Litigation ($210 million). She has also prosecuted numerous other class actions that resulted in significant recoveries for investors, such as In re HD Supply Holdings, Inc. ($50 million, and one of the largest securities class action settlements ever achieved in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia), In re Rayonier Securities Litigation ($73 million), and In re Tower Group International, Ltd. Securities Litigation ($20.5 million).
Ms. Weidner is very involved in the community and participates in organizations such as the League of Women Voters and the Women’s Foundation of Florida and is also a member of numerous professional organizations such as FAWL, NAWL, and NAPPA. Ms. Weidner is a regular contributor at conferences, publications, CLE courses, and is the Chair of Saxena White’s Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee. In addition, Ms. Weidner has been recognized as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for 2017 through 2019, and as a South Florida Legal Guide “Up and Comer” for 2018 and 2019.
Prior to joining Saxena White, Ms. Weidner developed valuable litigation skills as a Certified Legal Intern for the Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Weidner earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami in 2003, with a major in Political Science. During college, she studied abroad at Oxford University, as part of an Honors program for law and politics. Ms. Weidner received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in 2006, where she graduated cum laude with a concentration in International Law. While at Nova, her outstanding course work regularly earned Dean’s List and Provost Honor Roll, and she was honored with CALI Book Awards for Secured Transactions and Business Planning Law. Upon graduation, Ms. Weidner was the recipient of the Larry Kalevitch Scholarship Award for exhibiting the most promise in Business and Bankruptcy law.