Mark Vorder-Bruegge is a member of Wyatt’s Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team.  He also is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and serves as the Firm’s General Counsel.  Mark concentrates his practice in client counseling, resolution, and trial of complex problems of intellectual property, corporate governance, accounting and securities fraud, professional liability, and other business disputes.

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  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Zimmer, Inc. Patent Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Synthes, Inc. Patent Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Stryker Corp. Patent Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Karl Storz v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. Patent Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Storm Products v. Ebonite Patent Litigation (D. Utah).
  • Brunswick v. Ebonite Patent Litigation (D. Colo.).
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Stryker/Howmedica Patent Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Kyphon v. Medtronic, Inc. Patent Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Innovative Solutions and Support v. Kollsman, et al. Patent Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • FDIC Liquidation of Penn Square Bank (Oklahoma City).
  • G. Weeks & Co. Securities Fraud Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Hibernia National Bank v. FDIC (10th Circuit).
  • Pullman, Incorporated v. Abex Corp. (S.Ct. Tenn.).
  • Paine Webber Properties – Elkington & Keltner Workout (Tenn.).
  • Towery Press, Inc. Bankruptcy (W.D. Tenn.).
  • ESM Government Securities Accounting Fraud Litigation (S.D. Fla.).
  • Memphis Board of Education v. Grant Thornton, CPA’s (S.D. Fla.).
  • Fidata (Bradford Trust) Securities Litigation (S.D. Fla.).
  • Major Commercial Loan Workouts for Union Planters Corporation.
  • Morrison Knudsen Corp. Securities Fraud Litigation (D. Idaho).
  • William Tanner v. Caplin & Drysdale (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Memphis Jet Center v. Cessna Aircraft Antitrust Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Seessel Holdings, Inc. v. Bruno’s, et al. (W.D. Tenn.).
  • FDIC v. Union Planters Corporation (M.D. La.).
  • Huey v. Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte Touche) (W.D. Tenn.).
  • RTC v. Pannell Kerr Foster, CPA’s (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Concord/EFS (now First Data Corp.) Merchant Class Action (Tenn.).
  • Orthopaedic Implant Device Antitrust Class Actions (MDL – S.D. Ind.).
  • Anderson-Tully Co. v. Federal Insurance Co. and Aon (W.D. Tenn.).
  • DuPont ERISA Class Action Litigation (M.D. Tenn.).
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. DePuy (W.D. Tenn.).
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Stryker/Howmedica Patent Litigation (W.D. Tenn.).


  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Hibernia National Bank
  • Resolution Trust Corporation
  • Board of Education, Memphis City Schools
  • Union Planters Corporation
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • Caplin & Drysdale
  • Cessna Aircraft Company
  • Seessel Holdings, Inc.
  • Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte Touche)
  • Concord/EFS, Inc. (now First Data Corp.)
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc.
  • Aon
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
  • Ebonite Corporation
  • Kemmons Wilson Companies
  • Kyphon, Inc.
  • Software Earnings, Inc.
  • Paine Webber Properties
  • Pullman, Incorporated
  • ServiceMaster, LP
  • University of Memphis
  • Computers & Networks, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Coastal Securities, LP
  • Cooper Companies
  • Ezon, Inc.
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division
  • Mueller Industries, Inc.
  • Sutter Securities, Inc.
  • Thomas & Betts Corporation
  • Witco Corp.
  • American Medical Systems (now Pfizer, Inc.)
  • Arthur Andersen & Co.
  • Ellis Communications, Inc.


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1978
  • B.A. University of Virginia, 1975


  • Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Courts, Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Tenth and Federal Circuits


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Securities Litigation 2008-2021
  • Best Lawyers® 2016-2017 Memphis Litigation-Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation, 2008-2019
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Top 100 in Tennessee and Top 50 in Memphis, 2018-2019
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer in the American Lawyer/Corporate Counsel Annual Guide to Commercial Litigation, 2011
  • Highest Professional Rating (AV®) by Martindale-Hubbell


Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry W. Wellford, United States District Judge, now Senior U.S. Circuit Judge


  • Standing Local Rules Committee, United States District Court (W.D. Tenn.)
  • American Inns of Court (Memphis Chapter President 2009-10)
  • Tennessee Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Computer Society
  • The Sedona Conference
  • Memphis Lawyers Journal Club
  • Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)


  • Member of Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Lawyers Assistance (TLAP)
  • Director and past President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Inc., which houses patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Former President, Central Gardens Area Association


Mr. Vorder-Bruegge speaks and writes frequently on complex litigation management, legal technology, corporate loss prevention, and ethics.