Chief Legislative Counsel

Randolf H. Hardock


Randolf H. Hardock, ASHA’s Chief Legislative Counsel since 1998, is a Partner in the law firm of Davis & Harman, LLP.  Randy Hardock's 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; education savings; health care; long-term care; annuities and other insurance products; assisted living and other seniors housing; executive compensation; ESOPs; employee classification; and employment taxes.  

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. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Government Relations Practice. Institutional Investor magazine picked him as one of "the next generation of financial leaders" and Corporate Counsel magazine designated him as one of the best employee benefits lawyers in Washington, D.C.

Benefits Tax Counsel, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury: Mr. Hardock was responsible for all tax issues involving retirement savings and executive compensation, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment insurance. He 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. Secretary of the Treasury, Robert E. Rubin, presented him with the Treasury Department's Meritorious Service Award.  

Tax Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance: Mr. Hardock advised Chairman Lloyd Bentsen on a wide variety of issues.

Prior to entering public service, Mr. Hardock practiced law in Washington, D.C.