Randy S. Segal

"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

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.

Awards and recognitions

2018

Mentor of the Year
Space & Satellite Professionals International

2018

Excellence Award
Women in Space

2012-2018

Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)
Chambers USA

2014-2017

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Chambers USA

2012-2015

Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
Legal 500 US

2012-2015

Technology: Transactions
Legal 500 US

2013-2014

Telecoms & Media
Who's Who Legal 100

2011

M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Columbia Law School, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1981

M.S., Cornell University, 1978

B.S., Cornell University, Ford Foundation Grant Recipient, 1977

Bar admissions and qualifications

Virginia

California

District of Columbia

New York

Related Knowledge

Internet of Things

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.

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