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Chief Counsel

Randi Fredholm Hutchinson

Randi Hutchinson is the Chief Counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She is responsible for legal policy on all aspects of Agency programs and activities including the development, issuance, interpretation, enforcement, and defense of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations before state and federal courts.  She also supervises a team of approximately 40 attorneys that provide legal support on budget, procurement, fiscal law, ethics, personnel and employment related matters.


Randi is an attorney with extensive transportation and infrastructure expertise. Her transportation experience began more than 33 years ago with the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, followed by service as Legislative Director for the late U.S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on Public Works (Transportation and Infrastructure). She has also worked for several members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and in New Jersey state government.

In 1997, Randi entered the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Bowen School of Law. Her time in law school included a summer semester in Europe where she studied international law and alternative judicial systems, and an invitation to become a member of the UALR Law Review. Upon graduating in 2000, she returned to Washington, D.C., and entered private practice. For the last 17 years, Randi has represented a diverse list of clients engaged in major aspects of transportation and technology as well as small business entrepreneurs.

Randi is deeply committed to the critical safety mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. 

Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017
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