Randy MacPherson is a partner in our firm's Washington, D.C., office, where he practices in the areas of administrative and regulatory law, business and commercial law, construction law and commercial litigation. With more than 35 years as a practicing lawyer, including 16 years as a senior U.S. government legal advisor, Randy's experience with federal administrative and regulatory matters is without parallel.
Randy represents construction contractors, equipment manufacturers, telecommunications carriers, and computer and software suppliers in a wide range of government contracting, legislative and federal regulatory matters. He has substantial experience assisting businesses in obtaining and performing federal supply schedule contracts and counsels national and local businesses in planning for and organizing to enter government markets, including the establishment of government services divisions or separate subsidiaries. He assists clients in preparing proposals; in pre-award contract negotiations; in preparation and submission of contract claims or change proposals; and in compliance with auditing, accounting, socioeconomic, procurement integrity and industrial security requirements.
A significant focus of Randy's work is in advising clients on export compliance matters involving the Export Administration and International Traffic in Arms Regulations. He provides extensive counseling to businesses on export classifications for products and technologies, licensing preparation and submission, interpretation and application of legal requirements, drafting and implementation of compliance policies, and related matters. He also frequently represents various telecommunications customers in negotiating service contracts with providers of telecommunication services and equipment.
Randy has substantial experience in bid protests and contract-appeals litigation. He regularly represents clients before the U.S. Court of Claims, other federal and state courts, federal agencies, General Accounting Office, and the Armed Services and civilian agency boards of contract appeals.
Earlier in his career Randy served 16 years as an attorney in the U.S. Army and Department of Defense, completing his government service in 1987 as a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service. He also served as legal counsel to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).
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Former U.S. Army & Department of Defense Attorney Joins Halloran & Sage LLP in Washington, D.C.
J. Randolph MacPherson has joined the law firm of Halloran & Sage as a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office. He practices in the administrative and regulatory, business and commercial, construction, and commercial litigation areas.
Prior to Halloran & Sage, Randy was a partner for two other Washington, D.C. firms and served for 16 years as an attorney in the United States Army and Department of Defense. During his Government service, he represented the U.S. Government as a consumer of telecommunications services in numerous proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and State regulatory entities and became the Chief Regulatory Counsel - Telecommunications for the Department of Defense in 1981. From 1981-1987, Randy was the primary legal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (ASD-C3I) and to the Director of the Defense Communications Agency (now known as the Defense Information Systems Agency) on telecommunications contractual, regulatory, legislative and judicial matters, and served as legal counsel to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). he completed his government service in 1987 as a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service.
Randy has substantial experience in bid protests and contract appeals litigation having successfully represented clients before Federal agencies, the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, the General Accounting Office, the Armed Services, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Housing and Urban Development Boards of Contract Appeals and in Federal and State courts. He has counseled national and local businesses in planning for and organizing to enter government markets, including the establishment of government services divisions or separate subsidiaries.
Randy is an attorney with an outstanding reputation, and we're honored to have him join the Firm, remarks Washington, D.C.'s Managing Partner, James Stearns. Randy is admitted to the State Bar of California, District of Columbia, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States District Court, District of Columbia. At the University of Santa Clara, he received his B.S.C. in Economics in 1969 and his J.D. in 1972. In 1976, he earned his L.L.M. from George Washington University. (Resident, Washington, D.C.)