Randy J. Pummill



Randy (Rand) Pummill is an associate in the Intellectual Property department with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technology Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Rand worked as a senior engineer at an internationally recognized consulting firm. In this position, Rand collaborated with other engineers to provide research proposals and technical reports to commercial clients, academic bodies and government entities. Rand developed computational modeling tools to predict the flow back of hydraulic fracturing fluid after a stimulation operation. As principal investigator, he carried out a $1M U.S. Department of Energy research project from the initial idea to team development, project execution and management.

Rand received his JD from the University of Michigan where he was actively involved in sustainability research, and served as president of the Intellectual Property Student Association. At the University of Utah, Rand’s research focused on predicting slag behavior and improving species and temperature measurements in a coal gasification system.


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2019)
    • William Allan Kaufman Scholar
    • Dow Sustainability Fellow
    • President, Intellectual Property Student Association (IPSA)
  • University Of Utah (M.S., chemical engineering, 2015)
    • Computational Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Flowback
    • Student member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • University Of Utah (Ph.D., chemical engineering, 2012)
    • Physical and computational studies of slag behavior in a gasifier
    • John Zink Environmental Scholar
    • Co-chair, Graduate Student Advisory Committee
  • University Of Utah (B.S., chemical engineering, 2007)


  • Texas