- Trade Secrets
- Business and Commercial Litigation
- Banks and Financial Institution Litigation
- Appellate Practice
- Administrative Hearings, Arbitrations, and ADR
- Employment Counseling and Risk Avoidance
- Trade Secret and Non-Competition
- Employment Litigation
- Labor & Employment
- Employment, Labor, and Discrimination
University of Iowa, B.S., 1988
Drake University, J.D., with honors, Executive Editor, Drake Law Review, 1990-1991, 1991
1991, Iowa; All State and Federal Courts in Iowa, the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court
Professional and Community Affiliations
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Labor and Employment Law Section
Polk County Bar Association
Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 2000-2005
Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 2009-present
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 23, 1965
Randy is a member of the firm's Litigation and Labor and Employment Departments. He has litigated and tried a variety of commercial law and employment law cases in federal and state court. Randy also regularly advises clients on employment and business dispute issues.
Chambers USA, 2005-2015
Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2009-2015
Executive Editor, Drake Law Review, 1990-1991
Law Clerk, Hon. George G. Fagg, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1992-1994
Law Clerk, Hon. James H. Carter, Iowa Supreme Court, 1991-1992
Significant Cases: Lammert v. McFarland Clinic, P.C. (Iowa State Court for Marshall County 2014). Obtain summary judgment for employer in gender discrimination case brought by former employee.; REG Seneca, LLC v. Harden (S.D. Iowa 2013). Obtain preliminary injunction for Iowa employer preventing former employee from working for employer's Mississippi competitor in violation of non-compete agreement and Iowa Uniform Trade Secrets Act.; Dr. Fagre v. McFarland Clinic, P.C. (Iowa State Court for Story County 2011). Obtain defense verdict for employer following jury trial in perceived disability case.; Anderson v. Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc. & Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (S.D. Iowa 2011). Obtain $522,000 jury verdict in breach of employment agreement case.; GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Davis-Lynch, Inc., 2011 WL 167248, 73 UCC Rep. Serv.2d 532 (N.D. Iowa 2011). Enforcement of equipment lease for finance company against allegation of vendor fraud.; GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Wahoo Prods. Of Florida, Inc., 2011 WL 155935 (N.D. Iowa 2011). Successful trial for finance company to enforce equipment lease against defenses of lack of delivery and forged signature.; Reis v. Iowa District Court for Polk County, 787 N.W.2d 61 (Iowa 2010). Successful enforcement of protective order including court holding opposing party in contempt for wrongfully using litigation documents.; Rouse v. Walter & Assocs., LLC, 513 F. Supp. 2d 1041 (S.D. Iowa 2007). Successful defense of Copyright Act infringement claim based on work-made-for-hire doctrine.; Cagin v. McFarland Clinic, 456 F.3d 903 (8th Cir. 2006). Enforcement of employment contract on behalf of employer.; GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Star Photo Lab, 672 N.W.2d 502 (Iowa Ct. App. 2003). Enforcement of hell or high water provision of finance lease.
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