Randy Gordon is a director in the firm’s Dallas office and a member of the Antitrust, Appellate, Litigation & Trial and Product Liability Practice Groups.
With decades of experience, Randy’s practice includes antitrust, RICO, class action and university-related matters. His career highlights include antitrust implications of transactions and distribution plans for more than two dozen industries. He formerly served as general counsel to a global trade association serving the semiconductor industry and as the lead attorney for a major research university in international products-liability litigation.
In the legal community, his professional activities include service as past chair of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust Section, a member of the Competition Torts Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and an elected member of both The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet and the American Law Institute. He has been recognized in antitrust law by Best Lawyers in America since 2016 and Super Lawyers from 2010-2013 and is an inaugural member of the Texas Million Dollar Verdict Hall of Fame.* His breadth of legal knowledge affords him frequent opportunities to expound on antitrust, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and class action matters in multiple media publications such as The Economist, Houston Chronicle and Law360.
Randy is a frequent lecturer and has many published works. His most recent book, Rehumanizing Law: A Theory of Law and Democracy, was published in 2011 by the University of Toronto Press (review: Harvard). He has written numerous law review articles, which have been published in journals of California, Cambridge, Columbia, Florida, Loyola, Nevada, Penn, San Francisco, SMU, Southwestern, Suffolk, Tulane and Vermont. Randy’s articles concerning RICO issues are regularly cited as persuasive authority by courts, commentators and practitioners, including in pattern jury instructions, leading law reviews (e.g., Columbia, Harvard, NYU, and Yale), and briefs in cases before the US Supreme Court (e.g., Anza, Bank of China, and Bridge).
His extensive educational background includes a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh with an emphasis on legal theory. While there, he was nominated for and awarded the IASH Faculty Fellowship. He earned his LL.M. from Columbia Law School with an emphasis in international and comparative law as well as in legal philosophy. He was also awarded the Parker School Honors in international and foreign law while attending Columbia Law School. He graduated cum laude from Washburn University School of Law, where he was law journal editor and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. In addition, Randy has a Ph.D., a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Kansas. He received the Haglund Dissertation Prize for his Ph.D. in English.
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