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Randy E. Hayman


1350 I Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-3311

  • University of Michigan (B.A., Political Science, 1985)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1989)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts: Eastern District of Missouri; Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Mr. Hayman is a former general counsel of the municipal water agencies of two major U.S. cities - Washington, DC and St. Louis, MO.  From his tenure as DC Water’s chief legal officer, his service as General Counsel of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) and as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri, as well as in private practice, Mr. Hayman brings significant experience with corporate transactional matters, environmental and land use permitting, litigation, and regulatory compliance and enforcement defense.

While serving as General Counsel from 2010-2016 of DC Water, Mr. Hayman managed a legal department of fifteen people and an annual budget of $6 million while providing representation for all legal matters affecting DC Water.  Highlights of his career at DC Water include:

  • Leading the legal team that finalized a major multimillion dollar Intergovernmental Municipal Agreement (IMA) designed to equitably distribute wastewater treatment costs at DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant amongst the neighboring jurisdictions (the plant is the largest of its kind in the world, averaging 370 million treated gallons per day, and over one billion gallons per day at peak flow).
  • Playing a major role in the development and execution of a $2.6 billion consent decree modification incorporating innovative green initiatives.
  • Successfully securing the denial of class certification in major class action and winning significant summary judgment motion in lead in water case.
  • Providing the legal underpinnings and ongoing legal review for the Enhanced Nutrient Removal Project designed to reduce the level of nitrogen from the cleansed wastewater that DC Water discharges to the Potomac River.  Once the $950 million project is complete, Blue Plains will produce effluent with some of the lowest levels of nitrogen in the country.
  • Leading all significant corporate governance issues affecting DC Water.
  • Conducting investigations in civil and criminal matters, and working in parallel with appropriate law enforcement agencies.
  • Providing legal support for the world’s largest Thermal Hydrolysis Combined Heat and Power Project – the first in North America – at the Blue Plains Plant. The $440 million project harnesses the wastewater treatment process to generate a net 10MW of electricity – providing 1/3 of the plant’s energy needs, resulting in saving of $10 million - $15 million annually in energy costs.

From 2000-2010 Mr. Hayman served as General Counsel of MSD which provides wastewater collection, treatment and stormwater management to 1.4 million people in the St. Louis area. Highlights of Mr. Hayman's career as MSD's lead attorney include:

  • Playing a major role in finalizing a $4.7 billion Consent Decree with U.S. Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Missouri Department of National Resources involving overflow issues and environmental impact.
  • Supplying the legal underpinnings for a 15 year, $3.7 billion Capital Improvement and Replacement Program.
  • Successfully representing MSD in matters involving personal injury, property damage, environmental issues, construction issues, environmental and safety compliance, human relations and labor issues, and collection matters.

Mr. Hayman currently serves as the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Minority Trial Lawyer Committee, and he has served in leadership capacities on several bar and community organizations, including as Co-Chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation and as the Co-Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of the National Bar Association. 

He also served on the Board of Directors of Washington, DC and St. Louis Crime Solvers, and on the Board of Directors of the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club in St. Louis.  The Washington Business Journal presented Mr. Hayman with its Minority Business Leader and Legal Champion awards in 2014.