Randall M. Hawkins
Since joining Jones Day, Randy Hawkins has been involved in a variety of litigation matters, including product liability, antitrust, civil rights, construction, and commercial litigation proceedings. He has handled many aspects of litigation, including factual investigation, depositions, and motions practice. He has represented clients in state and federal courts and has argued before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.In addition to his work for some of Jones Day's larger clients, Randy has been active in the Firm's pro bono practice. Recently, he represented the Tahirih Justice Center, a nonprofit women's advocacy group, as intervenor-defendant, in a case challenging the constitutionality of a federal statute requiring international marriage brokers (IMBs), commonly known as "mail-order bride agencies" to provide information to foreign women about their legal rights and certain background information concerning their prospective American husbands before entering into such a relationship. The lawsuit, which received national media attention, represented the first attempt by an IMB to resist the regulation of the industry. In finding the statute constitutional, the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia noted that the law "is highly likely to reduce domestic abuse — and may actually save lives." Randy also represents low-income families with disabled children through the Jones Day Special Education Advocacy Project.