Rand J. Riklin
—Shareholder and Director
Rand and his current law partners started the firm in 1991, and he has served as an officer and director of the firm since its inception. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible peer review rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, and is currently rated AV®-Preeminent™, the highest possible rating based on peer review. Rand has been selected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system. Only one-third of one percent of Texas State Bar members are invited to become Fellows each year.
In addition, since 1992 Rand has been involved in the prosecution of numerous qui tam whistleblower cases in federal and state courts across the country under the federal False Claims Act and related state statutes. These cases include representing one of three whistleblowers in a qui tam suit against SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, in which SmithKline settled with the United States for $325 million, which at the time was the largest settlement in the history of the False Claims Act, and a qui tam suit against Actavis pharmaceuticals under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act which resulted in a judgment against Actavis totaling more than $180,000,000.
- B.A., University of Texas at Austin 1976;
- J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1979;
- LL.M., University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1984
- State Bar of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the First, Third, and Fifth Circuits
- United States District Court for the Western, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas