While attending law school Rand served on the Editorial Board of the school’s Law Journal and was an instructor in legal research and writing. Upon graduation from law school he began his legal career as a Briefing Attorney for the Fourth Court of Civil Appeals of Texas. Since receiving a Master of Laws degree in 1984 Rand has devoted his legal career to litigating and trying numerous civil lawsuits including personal injury, construction, and complex business and products liability cases.
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 million.
Throughout his legal career Rand has been active in the community and local bar activities, serving as a Director of Big Brothers and Sisters of San Antonio, Director of the Rotary Club of San Antonio, member of the Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee of the San Antonio Bar Association, and member of the Community Justice Program Committee, a program of the local bar that provides pro bono legal services to indigent clients and veterans.
United States ex. rel. Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation v. Sun, 772 F.3d 932 (1st Cir. 2014); United States, ex rel. LaCorte v. SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, Inc., 149 F.3d 227 (3rd Cir. 1998); United States v. Ayala, 643 F.2d 244 (5th Cir. 1981); Top Rank, Inc. v. Gutierrez, 236 F. Supp. 637 (W.D. Tex. 2001); United States, ex rel. Merena v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 114 F. Supp. 2d 352 (E.D. Pa. 2000); FDIC As Receiver of Vernon Savings and Loan Ass’n, FSA v. Byrne, 736 F. Supp. 727 (N.D. Tex. 1990); Airtron, Inc. v. Faulkner, 213 B.R. 660 (Bkrptcy. W.D. Tex. 1997); Mr. W Fireworks, Inc. v. Alamo Fireworks, Inc., 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 10744 (Tex. App. – San Antonio September 14, 2005).