Linda Randell


Attorney & Consultant

After many years helping clients in the energy and regulated industry sectors, Ms. Randell now primarily focuses on governance, culture, and ethics to increase understanding of how to prevent problems and how best to address issues that do occur.  She is particularly interested in how lawyers can contribute to solutions and to better decision-making in the first place.

Ms. Randell is an experienced general counsel and law firm leader.  She chaired the regulated industries practice at Wiggin and Dana LLP.  She then served as SVP/General Counsel at UIL Holdings Corporation, an NYSE-listed utility holding company owning electric and gas companies, with responsibility for all legal matters, as well as the governance and corporate secretary functions.

After leaving UIL in 2016, Ms. Randell served on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association, and has chaired the Board’s Governance Committee.  She previously served as Chair of the ABA’s Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law (now the Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section).  Ms. Randell currently serves on nonprofit organizations’ Boards of Directors.  She also served as president and as a member of the corporate Board of Directors of The Yale Law Journal, Incorporated.

Ms. Randell received an A.B. with high distinction and high honors in economics from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), and holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.