Randal S. Milch

August 2013

Randal S. Milch is executive vice president, Public Policy, and general counsel of Verizon. He leads the company's public policy, legal, regulatory, government affairs and security groups.

From 2006 until being named to his current position in October 2008, Milch served as the senior vice president and general counsel of Verizon Business, responsible for all legal services and external affairs support for the company’s global enterprise carrier. Before that, Milch served as the senior vice president and general counsel of Verizon's domestic telecom business. He was appointed to the latter position in 2000, upon the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE.

Before the merger, Milch was associate general counsel at Bell Atlantic with oversight of state regulatory matters in New York and New England. Previously, Milch served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Bell Atlantic-Maryland, Inc. He began his telecommunications career as counsel to the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland in 1993.

Prior to his role with Bell Atlantic, Milch was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. Milch's practice centered on complex federal litigation and international arbitration. Milch began his legal career as a clerk to Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., Chief Judge Emeritus of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Milch holds a J.D. from New York University Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.