Randall Wulff, BA '70

Major: International Business

Founder, Wulff Quinby & Sochynsky Dispute Resolution
Adjunct Professor, Hastings College
Trial Lawyer, Farella Braun & Martel LLP

Randall Wulff Randall graduated from the Clark Honors College in 1970, with a bachelor’s in international business. His honors college thesis explored European financing: Eurobonds as a Segment of Eurodollar Financing. After graduation, Randall obtained his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1974, where he was ranked first in his class in both 1972 and 1973, achieving the academic honoraries of the Order of the Coif and the Thurston Society.

Beginning in 1974, Randall worked as a trial lawyer with Farella Braun & Martel LLP in San Francisco for twenty years, specializing in complex commercial, construction, intellectual property, securities, insurance coverage, real estate and employment litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. In addition to his active trial practice at Farella, he was also an adjunct professor at Hastings, teaching courses in “Trial Evidence” and “Complex Litigation.”

Randall became a full-time neutral in 1994 and founded Wulff Quinby & Sochynsky Dispute Resolution in 2001. Today, his extensive experience has been sought in over two thousand diverse cases, ranging from two-party cases to class actions such as the Microsoft antitrust claims in California. In 2004, after a nationwide search, Randall was selected by the Chief Judge in the Southern District of New York to lead the panel that heard and decided the property damage claims for the World Trade Center arising from the tragedy on September 11. This included reconstruction costs as well as business interruption claims. These insurance claims were roughly four times larger than any other in the history of the industry.

He is co-editor of two books, The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide, and a second book devoted specifically to Alternative Dispute Resolution for the construction industry. In 2004, the Mediation Society selected Randall as its "Mediator of the Year," and he was named Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year in the Oakland Best Lawyers 2011 edition.

Randall and his wife Krystyna have farmed wine grapes in the Napa Valley for over a decade. In 2007, they began selling their own Napa estate wines under the Lobo Wines label.

Randall was celebrated with a prestigious Alumni Award at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala of the Clark Honors College.

February 19, 2010