Biography

Randall is a former Trial Attorney for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and concentrates on the resolution of business disputes with a focus on complex litigation, including class actions, antitrust claims and government investigations. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has been successful before judges and juries in state and federal court. He also counsels business clients on various corporate and commercial matters, including Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, competition law, and rights and obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Randall has authored articles on various litigation topics, including the section on the United States in "Serving Process and Obtaining Evidence Abroad" by Kluwer Law International and "International Judicial Assistance in Civil Matters" for The Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria.

He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Following law school, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., with Howrey & Simon, a firm specializing in antitrust litigation until he joined the Justice Department. He joined Preti Flaherty in 1983.

Professional Activities

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
  • Recognized by Best Lawyer's in America for Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • First Parish Unitarian Church, Trustee
  • Fort Williams Advisory Commission, former Chairman
  • Served as a member of the committee that created the museum now located at the lighthouse keeper's quarters at the Portland Head Light
  • Cape Elizabeth Television Advisory Board, former Chairman

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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EPA Announces Temporary Relaxation of Certain Environmental Compliance and Monitoring Obligations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Citing potential worker shortages and social distancing and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would exercise enforcement discretion and temporarily...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2020 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2020 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Announces New Nature and Cause of Injury Codes and FAQ for COVID-19

New Nature & Cause of Injury Codes The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has updated the Injury Description Tables that are used by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) to...

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NH Gov. Sununu Issues Stay-At-Home Order - Construction Considered Essential Industry

Yesterday, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu issued an emergency order shuttering all non-essential businesses in the state effective today. This morning, the governor's office released a list of...

Press Coverage

Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

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Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...