Randall L. Morrison Jr.

Special Counsel

New York
Phone number
(212) 808-7544

Randall Morrison is a commercial trial lawyer. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation across various industries. He is a trusted advisor to his clients that include multiple Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, public and private companies, hedge funds, and real estate developers. Randall counsels his clients and has successfully guided them through litigations, internal investigations, and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Randall was an assistant corporation counsel with the New York City Law Department. There, he represented the City of New York and its employees in a wide variety of disputes including admiralty, torts, and constitutional issues.

Commercial Litigation

Member of litigation team that represented a national testing laboratory in licensing dispute concerning the sale of testing kits that can predict the effectiveness of certain types of cancer treatments.

Lead associate on team representing the U.S. subsidiary of a leading Indian technology firm in litigation alleging fraudulent conveyances and conspiracy in connection with a joint venture.

Lead associate defending a leading multinational payroll processor in multiple disputes alleging breach of contract, fraud and related claims.

Member of litigation team defending a leading generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in litigation brought by state attorneys general claiming an unlawful and deceptive scheme to defraud state Medicaid agencies.

Member of litigation team representing an investor in a leading comic books entertainment company in litigation alleging breach of fiduciary duty and self-dealing in connection with certain transactions.

Lead associate representing a leading hospital in breach of contract litigation.

Lead associate representing hedge fund in litigation against educational corporation alleging breach of contract in connection with the purchase of certain securities.

Real Estate Litigation

Obtained $18.9 million judgment against guarantor of a multi-property commercial real estate loan.

Obtained $12 million judgment against guarantors of a commercial loan for a hotel property in Illinois.

Successfully completed both judicial and non-judicial foreclosures in multiple states on commercial loans totaling over $550 million.

Bankruptcy-Related Litigation

Represented indenture trustee in litigation related to iHeart bankruptcy.

Represented two leading real estate property management companies in litigation relating to the appointment of a receiver and nationwide injunction obtained by a former tenant.

Trusts & Estates-Related Litigation

Lead associate representing beneficiaries under prior will in litigation alleging undue influence against the executor and sole beneficiary of later will. Tried a multi-week bench trial in New York County Surrogate’s Court.

Lead associate representing executor and beneficiary in multi-state litigation in both New York and Connecticut Surrogate’s Courts and New York State Supreme Court.

Pro Bono

Represents a former inmate in litigation against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision alleging a violation of civil rights.

The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch” (Woodward/White, Inc.), Commercial Litigation, 2024.