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

Event

Sigmund Schutz to moderate panel at 36th Annual Media and the Law Seminar: Under Attack! Existential Threats to Journalism and Free Speech

From unlawful searches and seizures of newsrooms and highly contentious litigation to physical harassment and calls for violence online, journalists and news organizations are under attack like never before. At the 36 th Annual...

Publication

November 7, 2023 Election Results

Maine’s November 2023 statewide elections were exclusively referendum questions, four were citizen initiatives, and four were proposed amendments to the Maine Constitution. Of these, Questions 5, 7 and 8 were placed on the ballot...

News

Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

Preti Flaherty’s attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by  Lawdragon  as one of the top 500 Leaders in Energy Law. This is Jeff’s third time named to this prestigious list since the first publication...

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Accessing Police Misconduct Records

Preti’s Sigmund Schutz will be one of the Maine panelists in New England First Amendment Coalition’s Accessing Police Misconduct Records series. This series continues NEFAC’s freedom of information lessons and builds on the information...

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Maine Workers’ Compensation Update - November 2023

The following is an overview of developments with respect to proposed legislation as well as new procedures on independent contractor determinations, medical fee schedule updates, and the use of updated Board forms, including medical...

Press Coverage

Maine media groups challenge new law on foreign spending on referendums

Maine’s two largest media associations, represented by Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund D. Schutz, Benjamin S. Piper, Jonathan G. Mermin, and Alexandra A. Harriman, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging a Maine law burdening...

News

David Van Slyke Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner David Van Slyke has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the top 500 environmental lawyers in the U.S. It’s the third time he has been named to this prestigious...

Publication

FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations

Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...

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131st Maine Legislature End of Session Update

The First Regular Session of the 131st Legislature was expected to end on June 15th or soon after. Instead, the First Regular Session ended on March 30th, and the Governor signed the “continuing services&rdquo...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trust and Estate Attorney Elise Salek to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Elise Salek has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Practicing out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Elise brings nearly three decades of experience...