W. Randy Eaddy
W. Randy Eaddy
A native of Johnsonville, South Carolina, Randy Eaddy is a 1976 summa cum laude
graduate of Furman University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key and the Quaternion Society. He received his J. D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1979, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Randy is a senior partner in the Corporate Department of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
In addition to Furman’s Board of Trustees (on which he first began to serve in 1993), Randy serves on the boards of the Elon University School of Law, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Winston-Salem Arts Council, Crosby Scholars Community Partnership, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and Festival Stage of Winston-Salem. He has served in the past on the boards of the Winston-Salem State University Foundation, the Alliance Theatre Company, the Georgia Legal Services Foundation, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Good Government Atlanta, and several other civic organizations.
Randy's interest in public policy and social issues has led to involvement in numerous pro bono projects undertaken by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, for which he has been the team leader and prinicpal author, including an analysis and report on the 54 countries of "The Americas" for inclusion in Global Injustice: an Overview of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance
, a 2001 report by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law; a 50-state analysis and report on "The Selection of State Court Judges: Review of Methods and Principal Implications" for the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice; and a 50-state analysis and report on "The Right to Bail and Other Limits on Pre-Adjudication Detention of Juveniles" for the Georgia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Randy has been listed for several years in Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, and he is active in bar associations as a writer and speaker on topics for continuing education and advancement of the legal profession. Randy also has an intense interest in the business case for diversity, as well as its social imperative, in the legal profession and institutions generally. In 2000, he developed and was lead author of the chapter on "Diversity" for the multi-volume treatise Successful Partnering Between Inside and Ourside Counsel
, which he has updated annually (often with assistance from Furman students serving as summer interns at his firm) and rewrote new editions in 2005 and 2010.
Among other honors, reflecting the broad range of his interests and contributions, Randy received the 1999 President's Award from the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists in recognition of his contributions to the African American community as an attorney, legal scholar and civic leader, and the 2005 Team Hope Award from the Huntington's Disease Sociaty of American for Corporate Management and Diversity Leadership.
Randy describes attending Furman as "the epicenter of my development," and cites his participation in Furman's Study Abroad Program to England, during the Fall of 1975, as his most enlightening, formative experience.
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