Cozen O’Connor: Seybold, P. Randy

P. Randy Seybold


Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4885

(202) 861-1905

Randy’s litigation practice focuses on a wide variety of complex commercial disputes and other contested matters. He has successfully represented major corporations in the defense, financial services, life insurance, construction, and accounting industries, as well as small businesses, educational institutions, and individuals. Randy has successfully litigated a wide range of matters before federal and state courts and in arbitration and mediation, including False Claims Act lawsuits, government contracts disputes, construction claims, antitrust claims, real estate disputes, and allegations of federal and state privacy act violations. Randy also has experience representing corporate clients in government investigations and internal investigations. 

Randy is also committed to pro bono work and has represented clients on a pro bono basis in Veteran’s Benefit Claims, FTCA claims, criminal matters involving claims of actual innocence, and civil and criminal matters alleging violations of state and federal wiretapping statutes.

Prior to joining the firm, Randy was counsel at an international law firm. Randy received his bachelor’s degree in government, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 2001. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 2006. While in law school, he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the 20th Anniversary Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.



Fiduciary Rule Can't Block Thrivent Arbitrations, Judge Says

November 16, 2017

Law360 discusses the federal district court’s decision entering a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of our client, in connection with the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Sharp Growth in Washington, D.C. Office

May 23, 2017

Cozen O’Connor expanded its Washington, D.C. office with the addition of prominent business litigator Philip “Randy” Seybold.


Calif. Life Insurers Get Relief From Unclaimed Property Law [Law360]

July 30, 2018

Andrew Kay and Randy Seybold, members in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "Calif. Life Insurers Get Relief From Unclaimed Property Law" for Law360.

California Controller Enjoined from Enforcing Invalid Regulations on Life Insurers [Commercial Litigation Alert]

July 24, 2018

Andrew Kay and Randy Seybold discuss the California Superior Court decision that the California controller had improperly promulgated two regulations imposing requirements on life insurers under the UPL.

Two New Department of Justice Memoranda Strengthen False Claims Act Qui Tam Action Defenses [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

January 26, 2018

Randy Seybold and Biz Van Gelder discuss the DOJs January 10 and January 25 memos and what they mean for FCA qui tam defendants.

Avoiding FCA Liability in the Aftermath of Disaster Relief

January 17, 2018

Randy Seybold, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, published, "Avoiding FCA Liability in the Aftermath of Disaster Relief," in Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report.


  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Harvard University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2001
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims