William “Randy” Squires III | Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP
William "Randy" Squires III
rsquires@corrcronin.com
(206) 652-8658

 

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Practice Overview

For nearly thirty-five years, Randy Squires has tried lawsuits in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.  His experience base is broad:  a five year apprenticeship with a pioneer construction litigation boutique (where, among other things, he built the firm’s construction labor practice); twenty years with Davis Wright Tremaine, a large regional, now national firm, the last ten as chair of the firm’s Litigation Group; and nearly ten years as a founding member, including two years as CEO, of the innovative Summit Law Group.  Randy’s effectiveness has been recognized  by his 1998 induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers; his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (including his listing, as an employment lawyer, in that publication’s 1983 edition, its first); and his inclusion in each edition of  Chambers’ compilation of  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Randy has been voted a Washington “Superlawyer” in each year since Washington Law & Politics began sponsoring its listing in 2000.  Randy is admitted to practice in both Washington and Oregon.

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • B.A., Economics, Stanford University

Representative Cases

Construction, Design, and Government Contracts

  • National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Comsat  –  As counsel to NRAO in three month arbitration, defeated design/build contractor’s claims for changes and delay that would have doubled project cost.
  • US Testing Co. v. Battelle –  As counsel to Battelle in four week trial, defeated claims for wrongful termination.  Convenience termination settlement negotiated in mediation.
  • Fuels Materials Examination Facility Claims – As counsel to J.A. Jones Construction Services Co., Hanford Site construction services contractor, resolved claims for delay and additional cost in construction of nuclear research facility.  Three month Energy Board of Contract Appeals hearing successfully disposed of claims of structural steel supplier/erector.
  • EMSL Procurement Protest  – As counsel for Battelle Memorial Institute, operator of the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, successfully defended bid protest over award for design and production of state-of-the- art superconducting magnet.
  • Washington State Convention and Trade Center Litigation  –  Counsel for foreign structural steel supplier; settled claims for and against supplier in complex, multiparty mediation.
  • Honolulu Federal Courthouse Litigation  –  As counsel for project electrical subcontractor, resolved Miller Act claims against project general contractor in month-long, private arbitration.

Real Estate and Complex Commercial Litigation

  • JMB Realty and Four Seasons Hotels –  As co-counsel for JMB, participated in month-long arbitration of claims relating to validity of long term hotel management contract (confidential settlement).
  • GVD Realty and Red Lion Hotels, Inc.  –  As counsel for Red Lion Hotels, resolved claims of co-tenant in common regarding ownership and management of Kalispell, Montana hotel and shopping center in mediation.
  • Publisher Partners v. Canadian Pacific  –  As counsel to group of major newspaper publishers, settled, after extensive discovery and motion practice, claims relating to management of newsprint manufacturing facility.

Toxic Tort, Complex Tort, and Class Actions

  • In re Hanford Downwinder Litigation  –   Appointed defense liaison counsel in consolidated, 4000 plaintiff toxic exposure case.  Co-counsel in two successful bellwether jury trials.  Negotiated dismissal of Westinghouse Electric Co.
  • Good v. Fluor Hanford Co., et al.  –  As counsel for Fluor, negotiated complex settlement of claims by eleven Hanford workers claiming exposure to “toxic soup” in explosion in plutonium processing facility.
  • Strom, et al.v. Boeing Co., et al. –  As counsel for Lovelace Biomedical Institute, negotiated defense cost settlement of class action claims alleging injury as a result of intentional exposure of workers to electromagnetic pulse radiation.
  • Radiation Sterilizers, Inc. v. United States, et al.  –  Obtained dismissal, on summary judgment, of $450 million defective design claim asserted against Battelle related to leaking cesium heat source used in irradiation facility.
  • Hanford Human Experimentation Cases  –  Obtained dismissal of Washington federal court case and defense cost settlement of Oregon federal court case brought against Battelle by participants in prisoner irradiation experiments.

Employment and Whistleblower Cases

  • Hanford Whistleblower Cases  –  Served as counsel to Fluor Hanford Co., Fluor Federal Services, Inc., Westinghouse Hanford Co., and Battelle/PNNL in connection with whistleblower claims brought under available administrative regimes and in state and federal court.  Established, in federal court litigation that Bivens claims cannot be asserted against DOE contractors by employees.
  • Hanford Site Stabilization Agreement Unfair Labor Practice Charges  –  Obtained administrative dismissal of unfair labor practice charges brought against, among others, Hanford construction contractors challenging validity of project agreement implemented to assure labor peace on Hanford Site.
  • Plumbers Local 598 v. Morris, et al.  –  As counsel for J. A. Jones Construction Services Co., obtained dismissal, on summary judgment, of antitrust claim asserted against Hanford area contractors as result of employer lockout.

Securities

  • In re Washington Public Power Supply System  –   For some fifteen years, served as counsel to trustees for some $6 billion of “net billed” WPPSS project bonds regarding potential default issues and litigation by holders of defaulted bonds.
  • Westar Securities Litigation  –   Counsel to outside directors of failed automobile leasing company with respect to multi-million dollar claims of financing entity.  Resolved in mediation.
  • Trustee v. Price, et al.  –   As counsel to former chairman of failed leasing company, resolved, without necessity of bankruptcy filing, some $450 million of claims and guaranties.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Chambers America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (1983-Employment; 2005-present-Civil Litigation)
  • Listed as a "Local Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation