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Randy C. Cain

Attorney and Legislative Consultant

 

 

 

 

Randy C. Cain represents clients before the Texas Legislature in all matters, including health care law, municipal affairs, transportation, energy law, appropriations, sales tax law, and public safety.  He is recognized in the 2007 through 2017 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Government Relations Law.

Prior to forming his own firm in 2004, Cain was a partner at Brown McCarroll, LLP. Before a merger with Brown McCarroll in 2003, he was a partner at the Austin law firm of Hilgers & Watkins, PC, where he started the Legislative Section in December 1994. Prior to that, Cain served as general counsel to the Texas Secretary of State.  As general counsel he was chief legal advisor to the Secretary on all matters within agency jurisdiction, including election law, agency administration, ethics, and statutory filings.

In 1993-94, Cain served as deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  As a member of Secretary Bentsen’s legislative staff at the Treasury Department, he worked on the passage of NAFTA, budget reconciliation and banking regulatory consolidation, among other issues.  Cain met with congressional staff on treasury legislative initiatives, set up meetings with members of Congress and prepared legislative briefings for the Secretary of the Treasury.

Before his work at the Treasury, Cain was legislative director in Washington, D.C. for Senator Lloyd Bentsen during 1992-93.  He directed a legislative staff of twelve persons.

Prior to his work in Washington, Cain was the City of Dallas assistant city attorney for legislative affairs, representing the interests of the city council and city manager of the nation’s eighth largest city.  He was the city’s legislative liaison with both state and federal legislatures and agencies.  In the 1991 session, the Texas legislature passed into law nine bills that were Dallas city priorities.

Before his work in Dallas, Cain practiced law for three years with Hilgers & Watkins.  The majority of his practice consisted of civil trial work, including most areas of commercial litigation.  He also had an administrative law practice and a legislative practice, and in the 1989 Texas legislative session, was a contract lobbyist for the City of Dallas.

He is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law and the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in Business Administration. He graduated from Pampa High School in Pampa, Texas.

 

Julie Acevedo

Legislative Consultant


 

 

Julie Acevedo has been associated with Randy Cain’s lobby practice since 2003.  Her assignments have included building relationships with legislators and staff members, monitoring legislation, updating clients on legislative activity, lobbying legislators and staff members, monitoring conference committee  negotiations,  and searching for last minute floor amendments added onto legislation.  She also is responsible for arranging and attending meetings between clients and members of the legislature, as well as members of the Governor’s, Lt. Governor’s and Speaker’s offices.  

In addition to her work with Randy Cain, Julie also is a political fundraiser.  She has been an active fundraiser since 1994 and her focus is with north Texas candidates; primarily incumbents in leadership positions.  She has worked on state house races, state senate races, state-wide races and federal races.  

Julie served as a congressional intern in Washington DC while in college.  She also served as a legislative staffer while completing her BA in Government at The University of Texas at Austin.