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Randy S. Segal

Northern Virginia
Silicon Valley
Washington, D.C.

Randy S. Segal
+1 703 610 6237 (Northern Virginia)
+1 650 463 4000 (Silicon Valley)
+1 202 637 5600 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 703 610 6200 (Northern Virginia)
+1 650 463 4199 (Silicon Valley)
+1 202 637 5910 (Washington, D.C.)
Practice Group

With 18 years of in-house general counsel experience, Randy Segal brings an individual perspective to every matter she handles, both as your outside counsel and as someone who has walked in your shoes. With a focus on satellite, wireless, drone, and technology transactions, Randy provides commercially practical solutions in industries where technological change is ever-present. Randy's practice often involves multi-level chess games, where every move needs to be considered from a multitude of angles to be successful.

As a result, Randy's practice is reflected in three segments. First, as co-leader of the Space and Satellite practice, Randy has handled many types of transactions, from day-to-day matters to the most complex international transactions for industry operators, investors, and technology providers. She has been involved in taking companies public, advising on acquisitions, divestitures, and complex cross-border joint ventures, as well as large satellite system development, deployments and funding.

Second, as advisor to technology investors and their portfolio companies, Randy has advised on transactions focused on big data analytics, IT, wireless systems, spectrum licenses, environmental analytics, wireless proximity analysis, drone technology, terrestrial positioning, and other innovative technologies.

Third, Randy provides "strand of pearls" advice to global clients, working seamlessly with our international offices to develop familiar, comfortable and "right sized" solutions. Randy's extensive cross-border experience has resulted in an extensive tool-kit of resolutions for the most complex of legal regimes. Randy's transactional and advisory experience is both deep and broad, working throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and on the most complex of international programs and legal issues.

"Randy is extremely bright and has a remarkable knowledge of the law and an equally remarkable capture of the law, applying the law with...business objectives in mind. She doesn't just tell you what you can and can't do, but offers a strategic fit to [y]our business needs."

Chambers USA

Representative experience

International satellite procurement and deployment counsel for Mexsat satellite program.

Corporate, commercial and satellite counsel for earth observation and data analytics company.

Private equity investments in wireless, big data analytics, telecommunications infrastructure and satellite companies.

International procurement counsel for multiple global procurements, including Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Visiona Tecnologia Espacial (Brazil) and Yahsat.

Commercial UAS (drone) counsel in variety of spectrum, technology, and other collaborative initiatives.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School, 1981
  • M.S., Cornell University, 1978
  • B.S., Ford Foundation Grant Recipient, Cornell University, 1977

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Virginia
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York


Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)

Chambers USA


Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)

Chambers USA


Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional

Legal 500 US


Technology: Transactions

Legal 500 US


Telecoms & Media

Who's Who Legal 100


M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)

Legal 500 US

Latest thinking and events

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

SmallSat Symposium 2018

5-8 February 2018
Mountain View, California, United States

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