Randolph Daniel Moss (born 1961) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Moss was born Raymond Daniel Moss in Springfield, Ohio. He received a Artium Baccalaureus degree, summa cum laude, in 1983 from Hamilton College. He received a Juris Doctor in 1986 from Yale Law School. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1986 to 1987, and then served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court, from 1988 to 1989. He worked at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering from 1989 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001, he worked at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel, in a number of capacities. He served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, from 1996 to 1998, Acting Assistant Attorney General, from 1998 to 2000, and as Assistant Attorney General, from 2000 to 2001. After his service in the Justice Department, he returned to his previous law firm, now known as Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP, where he chaired the firm's Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, leaving the firm upon his confirmation as a federal judge in November 2014.
Federal judicial service
On April 3, 2014, President Obama nominated Moss to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to the seat vacated by Judge Robert L. Wilkins, who terminated service on the court due to his elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on January 24, 2014. He received a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on May 20, 2014. On June 19, 2014 his nomination was reported out of committee by a roll call vote of 11-7. On September 18, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on his nomination. On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 cloture was invoked by the Senate by a vote of 53-45. On Thursday, November 13, 2014 the Senate voted 54-45 in favor of final confirmation. He received his judicial commission on November 14, 2014.