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Randall L. Bynum

About Randy

Much of Randy’s practice focuses on utility, telecom and transportation regulation, as well as the evolving medical cannabis industry, where he shepherds clients through compliance and regulatory processes.

Professional Experience

Randy Bynum offers clients extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of issues businesses face in both the public and private sectors — a combination few lawyers can match. He also calls upon his unique perspectives of having worked in his family’s furniture business, training as a certified public accountant, holding public office and building a successful private practice in developing counsel to advance his clients’ legal objectives. His combination of business and legal acumen affords him an in-depth, firsthand understanding of the needs of his clients.

Much of Randy’s practice focuses on utility, telecom and transportation regulation, as well as the evolving medical cannabis industry. He shepherds clients through compliance and regulatory processes, skillfully anticipating legal issues that could derail their goals. His expertise in this area was complemented by his four-year tenure on the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

While on the commission, he served as treasurer of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and vice chair of NARUC’s committee on gas. He was a member of NARUC’s executive committee, board of directors and several other committees. While a commissioner, Randy also served on the board of directors of the Financial Research Institute at the University of Missouri and the American Public Gas Association Security and Integrity Foundation.

Before earning his law degree from The George Washington University, Randy worked for a large accounting firm in Tulsa. He practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and in Little Rock, Arkansas with the Rose Law Firm. Early in his career, he also helped his family expand its furniture business.

About

Randy was born in Pryor, Oklahoma, and is a certified tribal member of the Cherokee Nation. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf. Randy has three children — Olivia, Brooks and Barrett.

Community Involvement

Within the legal community, Randy serves on the Infrastructure & Regulated Industries Section and the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association; the Administrative Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association; and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Arkansas Bar Association. In 2019, he was appointed to serve as a Special Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Within the greater community, he currently serves as a commissioner for the Arkansas Capital Arts and Grounds Commission. Randy previously served a wide variety of organizations in various roles including Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, The Anthony School, Pulaski Technical College Foundation and the Arkansas Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business.

Recognition

Randy has been selected to Mid-South Super Lawyers for his utilities work. In 1996, Arkansas Business named Randy to its “40 Under 40” list of business and political leaders.

Presentations & Publications

  • “Utility Capital Structure, Capital Market Access and Creditworthiness,” panel discussion, Utility Symposium, Financial Research Institute, October 2005
  • The George Washington Journal of International Law, executive managing editor, 1988-89

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