Randy Bynum offers clients extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of issues businesses face in both the public and private sectors — a combination few lawyers can match. He also calls upon his unique perspectives of having worked in his family’s furniture business, training as a certified public accountant, holding public office and building a successful private practice in developing counsel to advance his clients’ legal objectives. His combination of business and legal acumen affords him an in-depth, firsthand understanding of the needs of his clients.
Much of Randy’s practice focuses on utility, renewable energy, telecom, and transportation regulation. He shepherds clients through compliance and regulatory processes, skillfully anticipating legal issues that could derail their goals. His expertise in this area was complemented by his four-year tenure on the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Randy also has served as a Special Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.
While on the Public Service Commission, he served as treasurer of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and vice chair of NARUC’s committee on gas. He was a member of NARUC’s executive committee, board of directors and several other committees. While a commissioner, Randy also served on the board of directors of the Financial Research Institute at the University of Missouri and the American Public Gas Association Security and Integrity Foundation.
Before earning his law degree from The George Washington University, Randy worked for a large accounting firm in Tulsa. He practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and in Little Rock, Arkansas with the Rose Law Firm. Early in his career, he also helped his family expand its furniture business.
Randy was born in Pryor, Oklahoma and is a certified tribal member of the Cherokee Nation. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf. Randy has three children — Olivia, Brooks and Barrett.
Education: University of Arkansas, BSBA with honors, George Washington University, JD with high honors.
Organizations: Member, Board of Trustees, Arkansas Bar Association; Infrastructure & Regulated Industries Section, Business Law Section, American Bar Association; Administrative Law Section, Arkansas Bar Association
Bar Admissions: Arkansas, District of Columbia
Community Involvement: Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Vice-Chairman and board member; Arkansas Capital Arts and Grounds Commission, commissioner; Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission, former commissioner; Stewards and Finance Committee of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, former board member; Board of Trustees of The Anthony School, former president; Board of Trustees of the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, former member; Arkansas Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business, former member.
Honors: The National Law Journal Cannabis Law Trailblazers, Arkansas Business 40 under 40, Order of the Coif