Randy Lehner guides his clients through the process of identifying and defending claims of misrepresentation, mismanagement and/or fraud. He conducts internal investigations that determine responsible parties and the scope of potential liability, as well as devises solutions that best meet each client’s business goals, including negotiated settlement, alternative dispute resolution and litigation options. In addition to regulatory investigations, government enforcement actions and commercial litigation, Randy is also involved in prevention-oriented advice designed to mitigate issues and problems in the future.
Randy has defended against a wide variety of SEC enforcement actions and securities lawsuits pertaining to insider trading, financial statement and quarterly reporting, conflicts of interest, investor disclosures, and misrepresentations in the sale of securities. He has also prosecuted and defended a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including class actions and claims pertaining to trade secrets and non-competition clauses, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, breach of contract and insurance coverage. Furthermore, Randy works with his clients to identify the causes of their legal challenges and disputes so that they can identify possible changes to their practices to prevent future investigations and claims.
Randy represents a diverse group of clients including corporations, government agencies, directors, officers and regulated investment professionals across a broad spectrum of industries, such as financial services, consumer products and manufacturing, among many others. Regardless of whether his client is a business, individual or agency, Randy is appreciated for his effective and consistent client communication, perseverance through difficult matters and creative solutions. Randy takes the time to understand how each client wants to receive legal services. He remains focused on delivering thoughtful legal counsel, considered judgement, outstanding results and extraordinary service.
Randy also is committed to identifying ways that in-house legal departments can use existing resources to analyze their companies’ contracts, deals and operations to identify claims that already exist for the recovery of revenue for their companies. Randy has written and spoken on this topic extensively, has worked with clients to implement and execute on these approaches, and communicates regularly with in-house counsel nationwide about their approaches to this topic.
Notably, Randy received the prestigious Burton Award for 2017. Supported by the Library of Congress and Law360
, the Burton Award is given to attorneys who have demonstrated great achievements in the law and legal writing.
The Alumni Society (Latino executive membership group from leading universities)
Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS), board of directors, 2007-2009.
Randy is involved with several legal charitable and educational organizations. He also volunteers with the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago to teach second graders about the legal system, rights and the Constitution as part of the “Lawyers in the Classroom Program.”
Recipient of the “Burton Award” for legal writing, 2017.
Selected as a 2018 and 2016 Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company.
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell®.
Named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list, 2015-2019; Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2011.