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Randall D. Katz

Randall Katz
Adjunct Professor of Law
(954) 660-5720


  • J.D., Duke Law School

Randy Katz serves in the dual role of Special Counsel to the United States Attorney and Counselor to the United States Attorney, helping to lead one of the busiest U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the nation.  Prior to his appointment as Special Counsel and Counselor to the U.S. Attorney, Randy served as a federal prosecutor for over fifteen years at the U.S. Department of Justice.  He has prosecuted and tried a substantial number of significant economic crime, drug, violent crime, and child exploitation matters.  In addition, Randy regularly briefs and argues numerous complex civil and criminal cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.     

In 2008, Randy received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, one of the Department’s highest honors, for his role in Florida’s largest health care fraud prosecution. He received the 2010 Timothy Evans Memorial Award, given to the top federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida.  Randy was named 2018 Nationwide Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association for serving as the lead trial prosecutor in a $20 million financial fraud trial. He also received the 2018 Service to America Medal for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security from the Partnership for Public Service for his contribution to the largest global criminal case against a money service business, resulting in over a half a billion dollar financial penalty that was distributed to elderly and other fraud victims.  

Randy serves as Chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee.  He previously served as Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Circuit Professionalism Panel (Seventeenth Judicial Circuit) and Chair of the American Bar Association’s LGBT Criminal Justice Subcommittee.  Randy volunteers with the Holocaust Survivors Justice Pro Bono Network and works with many community organizations.  He is the author of an award-winning children’s book, Saving Scruffy.

Randy is a graduate of Duke Law School, with high honors, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.A. and B.S. double degree.  After graduating from law school, Randy clerked for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and worked as a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray. 

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