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Randall B. Gold

Selected in 2021

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Randall B. Gold

Selected in 2020

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    Randall B. Gold

    Mr. Gold handles legal matters and litigation (including trial work) involving employment discrimination, commercial litigation, retaliation, job harassment, civil rights, whistle-blowing, unlawful discharge, False Claims Act/Qui Tam, securities/investment claims, fraud, contract and defamation claims – primarily in Wisconsin and the Chicago metropolitan/Northern Illinois area, and elsewhere too.

    Sample Cases / Client Recoveries

    • Doe v. Parrillo, No. 2021 IL 126577 (11/18/21) Illinois Supreme Court affirmed $9 million jury verdict-including $8 million dollar punitive damage award.
    • Michael Dubin v. Board of Madison Area Technical College, et al. (W.D.WI. 2011) – federal Title VII jury verdict of $1.1 million for compensatory and career loss/reputational damages, plus order of reinstatement with full back pay, interest, and record legal fee award of over $438,000 for unlawful termination of college professor by Dean after raising concerns of religious discrimination.
    • EEOC and Dunse, Brown, and Gay v. Missoula Mac, Inc. d/b/a McDonald’s Restaurants (W.D.WI. 2012) – co-counseled class action case with EEOC resulting in federal court consent decree and $1 million dollar recovery for female restaurant employees claiming sexual harassment and retaliation.
    • Cook County, Illinois (2012) – $1.45 million dollar recovery for pedestrian injured in cross-walk by negligent Chicago motorist.
    • United States ex rel. Schwiderski vs. Northwestern University (N.D. Ill. 2000) – $5.75 million dollar recovery in federal False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit alleging that university violated federal NIH research grant requirements, and related retaliation claims by employee – whistleblower.
    • Hohert v. Weir Slurry Group (W.D.WI. 2003) – federal jury verdict for lost wages and liquidated damages of $432,000, plus recovery of attorney fees/costs and substantial front pay, on claim of age discrimination in corporate down-sizing.
    • Dr. Vivian West v. East Carolina University (N.C. 2005) – $185,000 recovery for former Research Director unlawfully fired after complaints of fraud and abuse in connection with university’s federal research grant contract.
    • Chicago Auto Loans, LLC v. Yale Schiff, et al., (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, No. 2012 L 013652) – March 2016: trial court verdict of $1.4 million for civil fraud and punitive damages against defendant in connection with his scheme to secure auto loan funding through phony car titles.

    Other Substantial Recoveries:

    • $1.8 million – age discrimination
    • $1.5 million- corporate healthcare executive/whistleblowers
    • $1.125 million – breach of employment contract/unlawful discharge
    • $985,000 – age discrimination/retaliation
    • $950,000 – sexual harassment
    • $900,000- executive severance/ whistleblowing
    • $812,500 – age discrimination
    • $650,000 – sexual harassment / retaliation
    • $630,000 – whistleblower/retaliatory discharge
    • $580,000 – partnership/LLC fraud and breach of contract
    • $550,000 – age discrimination
    • $525,000 – investment fraud
    • $435,000 – age discrimination case
    • $425,000 – sexual harassment/retaliation
    • $365,000 – sexual harassment / retaliation
    • $300,000 – religious harassment
    • $275,000 – disability discrimination
    • $250,000 – racial/religious harassment
    • $240,000 – age discrimination

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
    • Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin


    • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
      • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
      • Honors: Assistant Instructor of Legal Writing
      • Law Review: Chicago-Kent Law Review, Member
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
      • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
      • Honors: Cum Laude


    • Guest Speaker – Littler Mendelson 1999 National Employer Seminar, Chicago, IL – “Why Employees Sue.”
    • Guest Speaker – 1999 State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Convention, Green Bay, WI – “Cutting Edge Issues in Civil Rights Litigation.”
    • Guest Speaker – 1996 Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL – “Legal Issues Concerning the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act.”
    • Guest Speaker – 1995 Chicago Bar Association Employment law Seminar, Chicago, IL – “Employment Law Issues and Pitfalls.”
    • Guest Speaker – 2007 SES Employment Law Update, Madison, WI – “Employment Law and EEO Developments”.
    • Guest Speaker – 2012 Upper Midwest Employment Law Seminar, Minneapolis, MN – “Negotiations and ADR in Employment Disputes” and “Pretext in Employment Discrimination Cases.”
    • Guest Speaker – 2013 SES Employment Law Seminar, Madison, WI – “Employment Law Update/Issues in the Workplace.”
    • Guest Speaker – October 15-16th, 2015, State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar – Employment Law Update – “An Overview of Select Federal Anti-Retaliation Statutes.”
    • Guest Speaker – 2018 Annual Summer Conference of Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Seattle, WA-“Regulatory/Legal Principles Affecting PA’s in the Workplace.”
    • Guest Speaker- 2021 Colorado Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Conference, Denver, CO-“Common Issues and Strategies in Physician Assistant Employment Contracts.”

    Honors and Awards

    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated – highest legal abilities and ethical standards
    • Wisconsin Super Lawyers – since 2009
    • Illinois Super Lawyers-2022
    • Best Lawyers in America – since 2010
    • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin – since 2009
    • Top Attorneys in Madison, WI – since 2010
    • Litigation Counsel of America – since 2016
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Pro Bono Recognition, 2017

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., Member, Board of Arbitrators, 1988
    • Chicago Bar Association, Member, Committee on Labor and Employment Law
    • American Bar Association, Member, 1985 to Present
    • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member, 1999 to Present

    Past Employment Positions

    • Hon. Marvin E. Aspen, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Judicial Extern, 1984 to 1985
    • Boodell, Sears, Giambalvo & Crowley, Chicago, Associate Attorney, 1985 to 1987
    • Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, Chicago, Associate Attorney, 1987 to 1991
    • Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, Chicago, Partner, 1991 to 1999