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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.
From 2011 to 2014, Randy was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. While with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he managed complex government investigations and prosecutions, and developed broad trial experience. He prosecuted a wide variety of federal criminal cases involving offenses such as mail/wire fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, RICO, and trade secrets misappropriation. Randy secured guilty verdicts in a month-long health care fraud jury trial against the owners of two medical device companies. He also played a key role in the bank fraud investigation and prosecution of the President of the Bay Area's largest home builder.
Randy has received awards and commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. State Department for providing exceptional prosecutorial assistance.