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Randolph Gaw is an experienced trial and appellate litigator. Prior to co-founding Gaw | Poe LLP, he was the founder of The Gaw Group, a successful solo law firm practice where he represented clients in commercial, financial services and intellectual property litigation. He started The Gaw Group after spending more than ten years of litigation practice at international law firms O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He has successfully represented clients in appellate litigation, commercial litigation, arbitration, trade secrets litigation, securities litigation and class actions. His clients have prevailed at trial or on appeal in matters collectively approaching $4 billion.
Mr. Gaw has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society where fellowship is by invitation only and is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Mr. Gaw was also recognized as a Super Lawyer™ for Northern California in 2018, and as a Rising Star™ for Northern California for 2016 and 2017, by Super Lawyers magazine.
Mr. Gaw began his legal career after graduating from Stanford Law School. While at Stanford, he was a member of the winning team in the school-wide moot court competition and was honored as the most outstanding oral advocate for the entire tournament. Mr. Gaw also served as a senior editor of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance and was a cast member of the annual law school musical.
Mr. Gaw received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and graduated with high distinction (magna cum laude). He was also one of only twenty students for the entire school inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as an academic junior. Mr. Gaw was also active in student government and elected to one of the school’s five executive office positions, the Student Advocate, during his senior year. As Student Advocate, he participated in several events concerning the student judicial system that drew local or national news attention. His career was also highlighted by his successful representation of a student yell leader prosecuted by the university for allegedly inciting a riot at the annual Cal-Stanford football game that led to the assaulting of Stanford’s student mascot.
Stanford Law School, J.D., 2002
Best Individual Oral Argument & Best Team awards, Stanford Law School Moot Court Competition
Senior Editor, Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Economics and Political Science
Graduated with high honors
Phi Beta Kappa
Student Advocate, Associated Students of the University of California
Admitted, California; US District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California; US Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Member, San Francisco Bar Association
Member, National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
2018 Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers™
2016, 2017 Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers™