Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg and renowned jury trial lawyer J. Randolph Evans has joined the firm’s global Litigation Practice, resident in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington DC offices.
“Randy has served his country with distinction,” said Chair and Global CEO Mark Ruehlmann. “He brings a well-earned reputation for integrity and legal skill that will benefit our existing clients and open doors to new opportunities across our global practice. We are delighted he chose to join Squire Patton Boggs over the many other options available to him.”
“My family’s years in Luxembourg were an experience of a lifetime that we will forever cherish,” commented Ambassador Evans. “Squire Patton Boggs presents a unique opportunity for me to return to trying cases at a global firm with premiere disputes and public policy practices. I am excited to work with my global colleagues and contribute to the firm’s continued success.”
Ambassador Evans became the 23rd United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in June 2018 where he worked to build stronger bonds of friendship and collaboration between the two nations and other international partners resulting in significant achievements. Notably during his tenure as Ambassador, the Luxembourg government signed an historic agreement with the World Jewish Restitution Organization to pay reparations and to restitute dormant bank accounts, insurance policies as well as looted art to Holocaust survivors. Announced on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the agreement also provides financial resources to promote remembrance, education and research of the Holocaust in Luxembourg.
In October 2020, Luxembourg also joined the United States and six other countries to become charter members of the Artemis Accords, a set of principles establishing norms of behavior for space exploration on the Moon, Mars and other celestial bodies. During his tenure, Ambassador Evans was named as a member of the Presidential Delegation for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge and the U.S. Delegation for the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Before becoming Ambassador, he served as a distinguished trial lawyer, author and public servant in a variety of roles at the federal, state and local levels of government. Having authored and co-authored eight books on a range of topics from climate change to legal ethics to political debate, Ambassador Evans has demonstrated a unique skillset of combining of a deep understanding of the law with effective advocacy producing winning results around the globe.
“Randy’s experience as a public servant and reputation as a formidable jury trial lawyer are impeccable. He is an exciting addition to our litigation team who is widely respected both nationally and abroad and is in high demand when clients are facing high stakes disputes,” said global Litigation Practice co-chair John Burlingame.
“Adding someone with Randy’s diverse legal talents, reputation and relationships both here in Atlanta and across the globe is a huge boost for both the firm and our burgeoning office,” said Atlanta managing partner Ann-Marie McGaughey. “Randy is the go-to lawyer for companies and individuals who have everything on the line, in Georgia and across the United States, and even in places like Sydney, Australia. He has won important cases in all those places and many more. He knows how to win.”
Ambassador Evans has extensive government affairs credentials, having served as co-chairman of the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission, a member of the Georgia State Election Board, the Georgia Committeeman for the Republican National Committee and the Chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association. Ambassador Evans served as Counsel to the Office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-2007 and a myriad of capacities for the Georgia Bar and the ABA.
In addition to his practice, Ambassador Evans is also a prolific author and columnist, having written bi-weekly articles in a variety of legal and business publications around the country. He also lectures across the United States on topics ranging from professional ethics to climate change and insurance.
Since opening its Atlanta office in early 2018 with a team of three partners, Squire Patton Boggs has expanded the office to 17 lawyers handling transactional, litigation, privacy and cybersecurity, infrastructure and public policy matters for a range of global and domestic clients.