Recently named one of the Top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, Randy is a former federal prosecutor and accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on conducting targeted and efficient internal investigations, representing clients in health care fraud and abuse matters, defending complex class actions and cases brought under the False Claims Act, representing Higher Education institutions in a wide variety of investigations and litigation matters, and defending white collar criminal cases.
As one of the up-and-coming rising stars of the white collar bar, Randy has reeled off a string of incredibly impressive defense verdicts and wins in some of the most high profile white collar cases in the Bay Area, including securing a complete “not guilty” verdict on all counts in February 2020 in the DOJ’s Fitbit/Jawbone criminal prosecution (United States v. Katherine Mogal), one of the most closely watched federal criminal trade secrets trials in California in recent memory (Randy delivered the closing argument at trial), and securing a complete dismissal with prejudice of all claims against UCSF Medical Center and eight individual defendants in a significant federal False Claims Act lawsuit brought in the Northern District of California alleging wide-ranging Medicare Fraud.
Randy has significant experience representing life sciences companies and hospitals in investigations and litigation matters involving allegations of health care fraud. Randy is currently co-leading the defense of a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a federal Anti-Kickback lawsuit, and Randy has extensive experience representing the largest hospital system in California in a wide variety of litigation matters and investigations.
Randy also dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to handling matters for Higher Education institutions. Randy has become one of the go-to lawyers for the Regents of the University of California, handling some of its most sensitive and important investigations and disputes, including serving as co-lead counsel in nine class actions that were recently brought by students in federal and state courts throughout California seeking a return of tuition and student fees due to COVID-related school closures.
Randy is also a class action specialist and is co-leading the defense of a number of consumer class actions brought in federal courts throughout California, including two civil RICO class actions pending in the Eastern District of California and Central District of California.
Randy is undefeated in the nine cases that he has tried to verdict.