Randy Gordon focuses his practice on complex litigation, with an international reputation as a counselor to private and public companies in the areas of antitrust, RICO, securities and intellectual property law. Randy has served in a variety of leadership roles, in and out of the courtroom, including as lead counsel in numerous class actions and other high-stakes matters and civil law cases. These have ranged from lead class counsel to chair of a joint defense committee to membership on the Gardere team in a substantial judgment for client Longview Energy Company.
Randy is particularly an asset when a case has layers of complexity that aren’t typical in commercial litigation, and when the matter is infused with economic issues. He frequently works with academic experts from leading institutions – Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, for example. He also advises businesses on distribution plans and provides legal and economic analysis of proposed transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and for antitrust issues, especially in the energy sector.
From 2006 to 2012, Randy was general counsel of a global trade association in the semiconductor industry, and he has recently counseled clients in over two dozen other industries on a wide range of corporate issues, including Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations and current trends in antitrust, RICO and class action law.
Randy publishes and speaks widely on RICO and antitrust issues and trends. His academic work is routinely cited as an authority in leading law reviews (e.g., Yale, Columbia, NYU) and in litigation (e.g., European Community v. RJR Nabisco Inc., 2011 WL 843957 (E.D. N.Y.)), including briefing to the Supreme Court of the United States (e.g., Bank of China, Bridge, Anza). As an elected member of the American Law Institute and the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Randy participates in a number of projects involving economics, competition law and complex litigation.
Other Court Admissions — Texas State Courts (1996)
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
Oklahoma State Courts (1993)
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Western Oklahoma
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2001)
U.S. Supreme Court (2003)
Experience — Currently defending a major research university system in widespread, international litigation
Secured early dismissal of antitrust claims against a national medical supply company in the Northern District of Georgia
Representing Longview Energy Co. in a usurpation of corporate opportunity action against two directors and related parties in connection with oil and gas leases in the Eagle Ford Shale; judgment awarded Longview $95.5 million plus the largest constructive trust ever awarded of 46,000 acres of Eagle Ford Shale leases
Successfully represented an international health supplements supplier in a California consumer class action
Successfully defeated a putative class action on behalf of an electric utility
Secured dismissal of a putative nationwide class action alleging a RICO-fraud conspiracy in the banking and insurance industries (2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16963, affirmed, 454 Fed. Appx. 295 (5th Cir. 2011))
Secured dismissal of an antitrust case against a national medical supply company (2010 WL 3488244 (E.D. La. Aug. 26, 2010))
Lead Attorney for a major research university system in national and international products liability and related cases