Theodore B. Randles

Randles Theodore

Theodore Randles is a commercial trial lawyer with extensive experience in both affirmative and defensive litigation across a variety of subject matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, oil and gas litigation, antitrust claims, and complex bankruptcies. Ted joined Venable from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division's Commercial Litigation Branch.  Prior to law school, Ted served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Related Practices


Government Experience

  • Intelligence officer, United States Air Force
  • Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Honors Program, Civil Division (Attorney General's Honors Program)

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended three class action lawsuits alleging violation of Florida’s wiretap statute by use of session replay software on commercial websites. Obtained favorable motion to dismiss ruling and voluntary dismissals
  • Defended pharmaceutical companies in multi-district litigation involving claims brought by private plaintiffs and state attorneys general alleging an industry-wide price-fixing conspiracy (In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation)
  • Second-chaired 10-day remote bench trial during the COVID-19 pandemic, including examining two witnesses and managing witnesses and exhibits, that resulted in a mandatory injunction compelling the District of Columbia to consent to assignment of ground leases for the Black Entertainment Television (BET) headquarters campus in Northeast D.C. and a $19.45 million damages award for government’s tortious interference with purchase and sale agreement and breach of ground leases’ requirement not to unreasonably withhold consent.  BET Acquisition Corp. and Black Entertainment Television, LLC v. District of Columbia, D.C. Super. Ct. Nos. 2018-CA-2023-B and 2018-CA-6351-B
  • Successfully excluded evidence and obtained summary judgment for pro bono client facing foreclosure of his home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Scott, D.C. Super. Ct. No. 2015-CA-9912-R(RP)
  • Successfully wrote and argued motion preventing attempted bankruptcy sale of artifacts from the R.M.S. Titanic free and clear of the possible interests of the Republic of France.  In re R.M.S. Titanic, Inc., Case No. 3:16-bk-02230 (M.D. Fla.)




  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Florida Levin College of Law 2014
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managing editor, Florida Law Review
  • M.A. Philosophy University of Florida 2007
  • B.S. History U.S. Air Force Academy 2006

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Robert L. Hinkle U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Washington, DC, 2020 – 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2024


Pro Bono

  • Maintains an active pro bono practice, representing local nonprofit housing organizations and artists facing foreclosure