Randall M. “Randy” Foret has practiced law in Texas for 22 years. Randy has a history of delivering cost-effective legal and innovative business solutions to startup businesses and clients in the energy (oil & gas), renewable energy, construction, automotive and financial services industries.
He also has extensive trial experience in oil & gas related litigation (royalty, title disputes and operator related disputes), securities-related litigation (class action, FINRA, SOX and SEC enforcement), IP litigation (patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets), employment litigation (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA and non-competition) and construction litigation (home defect disputes and construction liens). In addition, Mr. Foret has successfully arbitrated cases in a variety of forums including the AAA, ICDR and NASD / FINRA arbitration forums.
In addition to handling commercial litigation matters, Randy has represented clients in a variety of regulatory matters, including SEC enforcement matters, state securities agency investigations, DOJ, DOL, OSHA and EPA investigations. He has also acted as counsel for the receiver in several SEC receiverships tasked with recovering assets for defrauded investors.
In addition to operating his own law firm, Randy is a founding member and the outside general counsel of an oilfield service company startup that developed patented plasma-related technology designed to treat oilfield liquid and solid waste. As outside general counsel, Randy assisted the company in obtaining grants and drafted the full range of operational documents required by the startup. He also designed the contract templates utilized by the startup.
Prior to attending law school, Randy attended and graduated from an API certified drilling fluids training program in 1981 in Houston, Texas. After obtaining the certification, Mr. Foret worked as a drilling fluids (“mud”) engineer in the Santa Barbara Channel in California and the Gulf of Mexico on a variety of offshore drilling operations (including jack-ups, drill ships, semi-submersibles and platforms). During his 5 year career as a mud engineer, Randy maintained a number of API certifications, including surface and sub-sea well control certifications.