Randy Katz has served as a federal prosecutor for over a decade at the U.S. Department of Justice. Randy has prosecuted a variety of significant fraud, drug, violent crime and child exploitation matters and serves as the LGBT Special Emphasis Program Manager. In 2008, he received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, one of the Department’s highest honors, for his role in Florida’s largest health care fraud prosecution. In 2010, Randy received the Timothy Evans Memorial Award, given to the top federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida. In 2013, he was recognized as Prosecutor of the Year by International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (Florida) for dismantling a major mortgage fraud organization. In 2017, he was awarded the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for what that Department called “one of the most significant Bank Secrecy Act and consumer fraud cases in history.” Randy was appointed by the Chief Judge of Florida’s Seventeenth Judicial Circuit to serve as on the Florida Supreme Court Circuit’s Professionalism Panel, where he serves as Vice-Chair. Randy is also Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on LGBT Criminal Justice issues. Randy is a graduate of Duke Law School, with high honors, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal and graduated, with honors, from the University of Maryland. Randy clerked for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and worked as a litigation associate at a national law firm. As a director, Randy is a fiduciary of the LGBT Bar, but he abstains from any action relating to the federal government, and does not participate in any related activities.
Term: February 2017-February 2019