Attorney and Business Advisor. I have closed transactions and favorably resolved litigated disputes in federal and state courts for governmental entities, public and private corporations, general and limited partnerships, and individuals. The value of the transactions and litigation that I have resolved for governments, businesses, and individuals exceeds $4.2 billion. I am the only person to have written and advocated for two archenemies in professional sports—the National Football League and the Oakland Raiders—against their common foe, at the same time, in the same case, in both trial and appellate courts. (138 Cal.App.3d 895.)
★Favorably resolved litigation and/or closed transactions involving contracts (for the State of California and Transamerica’s subsidiaries), construction, corporations, employment, environmental pollution, franchises, health care, intellectual property, mergers, partnerships, patents, real estate (for McDonalds), regulatory enforcement, securities (issuance/compliance/litigation against Merrill Lynch and Prudential), trade libel, trade secrets, and unfair competition.
★Prosecuted a precedent-setting petition for a peremptory writ involving labor and employment law, medical records, and federal preemption (National Football League Management Council and Oakland Raiders v. Superior Court (1983) 138 Cal.App.3d 895).
★After defeating claims of unfair business competition that requested disgorgement of profits, I innovated a novel theory for seeking defendants’ attorney fees that exceeded $1,700,000 and was later recommended by an expert in a leading treatise on trade regulation litigation.
Leahy, O’Dea & Wright, San Francisco, CA (1982–1991); Other Firms (1991–98).
California Department of Corrections, Sacramento, CA (2000–2002).
Richardson & Decker, Sacramento, CA (1998–2000, 2003–2008).
★“Time and again, when confronted with extreme pressure situations, Mr. Wright has shown cool, detached objectivity, which enables him to be a master problem solver”—Gary Scott Decker, Former President, Sacramento County Bar Association.
Wright Business Management, Sacramento (2008–present): www.linkedin.com/in/randallwright1/
Education, Law License, Courts
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley (1975). Double Major in Philosophy and Sociology. Dean’s List Scholar.
Juris Doctor, University of San Francisco (1978). Moot Court Award for “Best Brief.”
Member: State Bar of California (Law License Number 85754).
Admitted to Practice in: California Supreme Court (1979). U.S. District Courts for Northern and Eastern Districts of California (1979 and 1991). U.S. Supreme Court (1999).
Other Notable Achievements
★7th Place, Still Rings, NCAA National Gymnastics Championships (Chicago 1971).
★“I found Mr. Wright to be a very ‘quick study’ who sees the optimal outcome for his client very early and develops a realistic, reliable and comprehensive ‘game plan’ for achieving it. He has a mastery of legal analysis and litigation tactics and strategy”—Geoffrey Graybill, Government Law Section, California Deputy Attorney General (Ret.).
★Writing and Editing Skills: “Mr. Wright’s response was the most thorough, competent edit I have ever had of a legal document of mine. He took my rough draft and significantly improved it. He is an amazing editor, an excellent writer, and a student and practitioner of good writing”—Charles H. Bell, Jr., Former President, Republican National Lawyers Association; Chief Counsel, RNLA and California Republican Party. Mr. Bell has briefed and argued cases in the Federal Election Commission, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, and the Supreme Courts of California and the United States. He has represented and advised California Governors George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
★Professionalism: “Mr. Wright . . . is highly intelligent, an excellent communicator, is competitive, and has the energy and initiative to take on complex projects, to distill the tasks to be performed quickly, and to develop and execute the strategy to accomplish the tasks. He also has the flexibility to adjust his tactics to achieve desired results. I specially commend to you Mr. Wright’s adherence to the highest moral and ethical standards in his personal and professional activities”—Charles H. Bell, Jr.
Randall F. Wright
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