Randy Evans

Former Dentons attorney Randy Evans, who left his post as a renowned trial lawyer to take up an ambassadorial appointment to Luxembourg in June 2018, has returned to Atlanta with a different firm.

Mr. Evans this month joined Squire Patton Boggs, another large firm that opened an Atlanta office in 2018 and has been building its local outfit in part by recruiting Dentons alumni. The firm has grown from three partners to 17 attorneys led by Atlanta managing partner Ann-Marie McGaughey, who also joined the firm from Dentons.

“My family’s years in Luxembourg were an experience of a lifetime that we will forever cherish,” Mr. Evans said in a news release. “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.”

The European assignment was always a temporary one, as Mr. Evans was a political appointee of the Trump administration (a common method of filling diplomatic postings around the world), not a career diplomat.

According to the news release, his tenure as ambassador coincided with Luxembourg‘s agreement to pay reparations and restitution for dormant bank accounts, insurance policies and looted art to Holocaust survivors. The agreement was signed on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In October, Luxembourg joined the U.S. and six other countries to become a founding member of the Artemis Accords, which seeks to set agreed-upon principles and behavioral norms for countries exploring Mars, the moon and beyond.

Mr. Evans also joined the presidential delegation for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge and the U.S. delegation for the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Ms. McGaughey, the manager partner, said Mr. Evans’ global expertise is a “huge boost for both the firm and our burgeoning office,” adding, “He knows how to win.”

Global CEO Mark Ruehlmann said Mr. Evans “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.”

Squire Patton Boggs has more than 1,500 attorneys in 45 offices across 20 countries. Mr. Evans will work from the firm’s Atlanta and Washington offices. Mr. Evans is a University of Georgia Law School graduate and a syndicated columnist who has also written eight books.

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...