Randolf Hurst Hardock

Washington, DC

Randy Hardock's law practice concentrates on tax and ERISA matters in the legislative and regulatory arenas. He advises employers, financial institutions, and trade associations on a broad range of issues –including retirement; health care; long-term care and other insurance products; assisted living and other seniors housing; education savings; and employment taxes.

Prior to joining Davis & Harman LLP, Mr. Hardock served as the Benefits Tax Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Working closely with officials in the White House, OMB, IRS, PBGC, and the Departments of Labor and HHS, Mr. Hardock was responsible for all tax issues involving retirement savings, long-term care, employer-provided health insurance, Social Security, and Medicare. He has represented the Treasury in testimony before congressional committees and led Treasury efforts on the design of the 1995 National Performance Review's report Simplifying Pensions. He also served as a member of the White House Task Force on National Health Care Reform, coordinating the efforts of the team of Office of Tax Policy attorneys and economists. The Secretary of the Treasury presented him with the Treasury Department's Meritorious Service Award.

Before joining Treasury, Mr. Hardock served as Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance for seven years working on a wide variety of tax and ERISA matters, including retirement, health, insurance, and budgetary issues.

Mr. Hardock is a nationally known speaker and author and is frequently quoted in national and trade publications. The Washington Post Magazine named him as a "Best Lawyer" in both the fields of government relations law and employee benefits law.

A member of the District of Columbia Bar, Mr. Hardock has served on the American Bar Association Task Force on Law Reform and is a member of the ABA Section of Taxation and the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, where he currently serves on the Board of Governors.

BA, magna cum laude, University of Rochester
JD, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Elected to the Order of the Coif