• Biography

    Randall Colson is the head of Haynes and Boone's Technology Transactions Practice Group. Leveraging his industry experience as a hardware and software designer, Randy has extensive experience counseling clients with a myriad of technology and intellectual property-related transactions, including information technology and business process outsourcing, software development and licensing, SaaS, cloud computing, hosting, joint development, distribution, consulting, naming rights and e-commerce transactions.

    In addition, Randy provides counseling on the use and procurement of patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as on the intellectual property issues related to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate securities transactions. Prior to law school, Randy worked as an electrical engineer designing computer hardware and software for Data General Corporation. In addition to his law degree, Randy holds a B.S.E.E. in electrical engineering and a B.A.

    Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, has recognized Randy as a leading lawyer in Information Technology and Outsourcing in Texas from 2008-2013 and from 2015-2017. He is recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, in Information Technology/Outsourcing, Intellectual Property and Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011-2013. Randy was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Technology Law, 2013-2018, and Privacy and Data Security Law, 2016-2018. Randy was listed in "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2017. In October 2013, Randy was named as one of the Top Attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine, Emmis Publishing, L.P.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D. , Northwestern University , 1991 , Articles Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business
    • B.A. , Wheaton College , 1986 , cum laude
    • B.S.E.E. , Electrical Engineering , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 1986 , cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Texas
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions

    • Texas Supreme Court
    • Illinois Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois