Randy Geller

Firm: Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
Location: Eugene - OR

  • 497 Oakway Road Suite 380
    Eugene, OR 97401-5647
  • Tel : 800.315.4172
  • Fax : 541.686.6564

Attorney Randy Geller’s practice is principally devoted to advising educational institutions. His clients range from small religious colleges to major public universities and school districts.  Randy’s practice has involved many of the major issues in American education, such as governance and accountability; freedom of speech and management of protests; sexual misconduct and sexual harassment; confidentiality of student records; campus safety; and the federal government’s ever-increasing regulation of education. Randy’s practical approach to problem-solving, keen awareness of internal and external political issues, and understanding of financial and organizational constraints are the result of 19 years at two public research universities. Most recently, he was the General Counsel to University of Oregon, one of five senior officials reporting directly to the president.

Randy routinely works with educational clients on matters involving institutional governance and best practices; Title IX policies and investigations; student discipline; FERPA and public records; open meetings; accreditation; and labor and employment law in unionized and non-unionized workplaces, including collective bargaining.  He defends schools and colleges in civil investigations and assists them with major initiatives and projects, news media inquiries, and crisis management.

Randy played a key role in drafting and negotiating Oregon Senate Bill 270 (2013), establishing independent government boards and independent authority for Oregon’s public universities – the first major governance change in Oregon since 1929. He worked on the dissolution of the Oregon University System, the transfer of major assets and liabilities to the seven public universities, and the development and implementation of the University of Oregon’s transition plan and the transfer of authority to the newly-established Board of Trustees.

In other areas, Randy helped steer the University of Oregon through a major NCAA investigation of the Ducks’ highly-ranked football program; planned, managed and supervised collective bargaining with a new faculty labor union; and handled a wide variety of complex regulatory and transactional matters. He is the author of Criminal Conduct by Students: The Institution’s Response, National Association of College and University Attorneys (2007).

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

We assist individuals, businesses, government entities, and non-profit organizations with legal advice and representation for litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings, government relations, and business transactions. In every matter, our goal is to provide high-quality counsel, leadership, and value-added, practical solutions.

HLGR began as a general law practice typical of that pursued by attorneys in small towns throughout the state, and has grown into a sophisticated regional practice emphasizing the representation of clients in matters involving complex litigation, appeals, state regulation and licensing, government, labor and employment, health care, education, business, and constitutional law.

We are lawyers whose history, values, experience and expertise, individually and collectively, make us uniquely suited to craft creative solutions to the most vexing and complex problems that arise at the junction of government, commerce and public policy. We know Oregon government like no other law firm, at all levels and in every branch. We are a team with the diverse talent and expertise of much larger firms, along with a deeply ingrained commitment to personal attention and service.