Randall R. Lee

Partner

+1 310 883 6485
randall.lee@cooley.com

Randall R. Lee is a widely recognized litigator and first-chair trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience in both government and the private sector. With a practice that focuses on high-stakes internal investigations, SEC enforcement and white collar defense, he has been recognized among the world’s leading investigations lawyers by Global Investigations Review's Who's Who Legal: Investigations; by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California; by Securities Docket as one of the 40 best securities enforcement defense lawyers in the country; and by Chambers & Associates in the category of government investigations and white collar defense. Randall is a former Regional Director for the Pacific Region of the SEC, where he was the SEC’s top official in nine western states, including California. Prior to his time with the SEC, Randall worked at the US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles as an Assistant US Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Major Frauds Section.

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Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    JD, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor of the California Law Review, 1989

  • Yale University
    BA, cum laude, with distinction, 1983


Admissions & Credentials

California

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business – White Collar Crime and Government Investigations

    Global Investigations Review's Who's Who Legal: Investigations

    Legal 500 United States – Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense 

    National Law Journal – Winning Litigator (2017)

    Daily Journal – Top 100 Lawyers in California (2017, 2015)

    Securities Docket – Enforcement 40 (2017)

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association – Rainmaker (2015) 

    Lawyers of Color – Power List (2014)

Contact

+1 310 883 6485 office
randall.lee@cooley.com

1333 2nd Street
Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90401