Randall Rader

J.S. Held’s Inaugural Global Risk Report Examines Potential Business Risks & Opportunities in 2024

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Randall (Randy) Rader is a member of the Board of Advisors of Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held. In this role, he contributes to the creation of new products and services for the firm. He is the former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, appointed by President George H. W. Bush. He was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Rader has served as a law professor, teaching patent law and intellectual property courses at Tsinghua University, George Washington University, the University of Virginia School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. Mr. Rader is the co-author of a casebook on patent law. He has received numerous awards including the J. William Fulbright Award for Distinguished Public Service. Mr. Rader has led or participated in over sixty delegations to foreign nations focused on teaching the rule of law or intellectual property concepts to developing nations. He is on the Board of the International IP Commercialization Council (, a global NGO.

In March of 2022, Ocean Tomo was acquired by J.S. Held. Randall Rader has been retained as a Special Advisor by J.S. Held for project-based engagements.

Mr. Rader was a contributor to J.S. Held's 2024 Global Risk Report.