Mr. VanDeWeghe joined RA Capital Advisors in January 2006. Mr. VanDeWeghe heads the firm’s defense industry team, developing strategies for clients and executing all facets of Merger and Acquisition transactions and financings. He was previously a senior shareholder with the law firm Klinedinst PC. During the 15 years that he practiced law, Mr. VanDeWeghe worked with a variety of corporations throughout southern California, advising executives and business leaders on numerous issues involving their companies. He has a deep understanding of the challenges service providers and manufacturers face in contract disputes, product liability issues, partnership conflicts, and overall business operations.
Mr. VanDeWeghe served as an artillery officer on active duty in the Army from 1983 to 1987, followed by a position commanding a firing battery in the Virginia National Guard. He also was the Republican Party nominee for U.S. Congress, 53rd Congressional District, in 2002. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and his law degree at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Mr. VanDeWeghe is a member of several defense-related industry groups, and is an FINRA-registered securities representative.