Randy S. Segal

"Randy is extremely bright and has a remarkable knowledge of the law and an equally remarkable capture of the law, applying the law with...business objectives in mind. She doesn't just tell you what you can and can't do, but offers a strategic fit to [y]our business needs."

Chambers USA

With 18 years of in-house general counsel experience, Randy Segal brings a unique perspective to every matter she handles, both as outside counsel and as someone who has walked in her clients' shoes.

With a focus on satellite, wireless, drone, and technology transactions, Randy provides commercially practical solutions in industries where technological change is ever-present. Randy's practice often involves multi-level chess games, where every move needs to be considered from a multitude of angles to be successful.

Randy's practice is reflected in three segments. First, as co-leader of the Space and Satellite practice, Randy handles transactions from day-to-day matters to the most complex international transactions for industry operators, investors, and technology providers. She has been involved in taking companies public, advising on acquisitions, divestitures, and complex cross-border joint ventures, as well as large satellite system development, deployments, and funding.

Second, as adviser to technology investors and their portfolio companies, Randy has advised on transactions focused on big data analytics, wireless systems, spectrum licenses, artificial intelligence, drone technology, and other innovative technologies.

Third, Randy provides advice to global clients, working seamlessly across borders to develop tailored solutions for the most complex of legal regimes. Randy's transactional and advisory experience spans the most complex of international programs and legal issues across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Awards and recognitions


Mentor of the Year
Space & Satellite Professionals International


Excellence Award
Women in Space


Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)
Chambers USA


Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Chambers USA


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
Legal 500 US


Technology: Transactions
Legal 500 US


Telecoms & Media
Who's Who Legal 100


M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)
Legal 500 US


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional, Leading Lawyer
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., Columbia Law School, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1981

M.S., Cornell University, 1978

B.S., Cornell University, Ford Foundation Grant Recipient, 1977

Bar admissions and qualifications



District of Columbia

New York

Related knowledge

Internet of Things

Representative experience

International satellite procurement and deployment counsel for Mexsat satellite program.

Corporate, commercial and satellite counsel for earth observation and data analytics company.

Private equity investments in wireless, big data analytics, telecommunications infrastructure and satellite companies.

International procurement counsel for multiple global procurements, including Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Visiona Tecnologia Espacial (Brazil) and Yahsat.

Commercial UAS (drone) counsel in variety of spectrum, technology, and other collaborative initiatives.

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