Randy Pulliam is an AV® rated lawyer and has been appointed lead counsel in dozens of successful class actions relating to consumer and shareholder protection. Recently, Mr. Pulliam was co-lead counsel an action which recovered $81 million on behalf of a class for allegedly false advertising representations. Ebarle v. Lifelock, N.D. California. Mr. Pulliam was lead counsel in several cases brought pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act which recovered money for small businesses, including Econo-Med v. Roche Diagnostics, S.D. Indiana ($17 million), ARcare, Inc. v. Qiagen North American Holdings, Inc., Lonoke County, Arkansas ($15.5 million) and AIPD of Western Arkansas vs. Adva Holdings, LLC, et al, M.D. Florida ($9 million). Further, Mr. Pulliam was co-lead counsel in a series of consumer class actions related to the practice of credit card companies selling payment protection, which resulted in significant recoveries for class members. See David v. JPMorganChase & Co., S.D. Florida, $20 million; Esslinger v. HSBC Bank Nevada, E.D. Pennsylvania, $23.5 million; In re Discover Credit Card Payment Protection, N.D. Illinois, $10.5 million; In re Bank of America Credit Protection Marketing & Sales Practices Litig., N.D. California, $20 million; Spinelli v. Capital One; M.D. Florida; more than $100 million. Mr. Pulliam has represented the states of New Mexico and Mississippi as outside counsel, achieving significant recoveries for those states’ treasuries.
Mr. Pulliam has also represented investors seeking financial recovery for losses suffered as a result of securities fraud, as well as in “change-of-control” transactions seeking to maximize shareholder value. Mr. Pulliam represented shareholders of Nationwide Financial in a going private transaction, and was able to achieve more than $200 million to the public shareholders. In a similar matter, Mr. Pulliam represented shareholders of 7-Eleven and helped negotiate an additional $140 million in the sales price.
On the issues of securities fraud and fiduciary duty, Mr. Pulliam has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Dallas Morning News. Mr. Pulliam has also provided presentations about issues affecting institutional investors at conferences and to the boards of numerous public and union pension funds, including being a panelist on the 2005 Institutional Shareholder Services Annual Conference, The Fiduciary Responsibility to Claim Securities Class Action Settlements. Prior to law school, Mr. Pulliam held a Series 7 General Securities Representative license and worked as an Equity Trader for Stephens, Inc.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D. 1998); University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (M.B.A. 1992); University of Central Arkansas (B.B.A. 1991)
Licensed in Arizona, Arkansas and Texas; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
American Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas