Education

  • University of North Carolina (JD)
  • University of North Carolina (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Armed Forces
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States Supreme Court

Randy K. Jones is a highly-respected and nationally recognized trial lawyer who has successfully tried and litigated hundreds of cases in federal and state court. Randy represents executives and companies in high stakes commercial and business disputes, regulatory and government investigations, healthcare compliance, and white collar criminal defense litigation matters requiring top-caliber trial counsel.

Randy also works closely with clients to develop and implement crisis management plans to help avoid costly business disruptions, negative publicity, lawsuits and government investigations. Randy’s experience conducting federal grand jury proceedings gives him invaluable insight into the needs of institutional and corporate clients facing sensitive and high profile internal investigations.

Randy is uniquely qualified to take over cases from lawyers and law firms needing a more seasoned trial attorney, particularly in those cases that appear headed for trial. One of Randy’s recent representations involved the defense of an international commercial bank in an employment whistleblowing case relating to money laundering claims. Randy and his defense team, who were engaged to replace existing trial counsel on the eve of trial, secured a reversal of a denial of summary judgement from a Federal District Court that resulted in a prompt and favorable resolution of the action.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Randy served for almost three decades as an Assistant US Attorney in the US Department of Justice. As a federal prosecutor, Randy was responsible for the investigation, management and prosecution of numerous cases involving complex white collar fraud schemes and criminal conspiracies involving financial, immigration, illegal narcotics and violent crimes.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • California Lawyer: “Top 20 Lawyers of the Year”
  • California Law Business Journal: “Top 25 Lawyers Under 40”
  • San Diego Magazine: “San Diego’s Top Lawyers”
  • Ebony: “100 Most Influential Leaders”
  • UNC General Alumni Association: Distinguished Service Medal
  • UNC General Alumni Association: Distinguished Young Alumni Award 
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • San Diego County Bar Association: Public Lawyer of the Year
  • Union Bank/KPBS: Local Hero Recipient
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.): Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Master, American Inns of Court, J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of Court
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego Chapter
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Former Fellow, Business Law Section)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association (Past Member, United States Magistrate Selection Committee; Past Member, Judicial Selection Committee)
  • Life Member, National Bar Association (Past President and CEO)
  • Trustee, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (Past Chairman)
  • Trustee, Francis Parker School
  • Manager, Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
  • Past President, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, San Diego, CA
  • Past Chairman, National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • Past Chairman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, General Alumni Association
  • Past Chairman, Neighborhood House Association
  • Past Chairman, Southeast Development Corporation
  • Past Chairman, San Diego Food Bank
  • Past Chairman, YMCA of San Diego County
  • Past Director, San Diego Crime Victims Fund
  • Past Director, NAACP, San Diego Chapter 
  • Past Director, High Five America
  • Past Director, United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, UCC
  • Graduate, LEAD San Diego, Inc. (Past Chairman, Alumni Board)