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J. Randolph Evans

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA

Randy Evans is the chair of the Financial Institutions practice. He handles high profile, complex litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States for some of the largest companies in the world.

In addition, Mr. Evans served as outside counsel to the Speakers of the 104th-109th Congresses of the United States. He represents former Speakers of the United States House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert and Newt Gingrich, respectively, as well as J.C. Watts, former Representative to the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma. He also represents several current Members and former Members of Congress, as well as elected officials in Georgia.

Mr. Evans is a frequent lecturer and author on the subjects of professional liability and ethics, government ethics and politics. Among numerous articles and publications published, Randy is the Author of two books, The Practical Guide to Legal Malpractice Prevention (Eighth Ed. 2000) and The Practical Guide to Purchasing Legal Malpractice Insurance (Third Ed. 1999).

Mr. Evans negotiates speaking, broadcast and literary contracts including three New York Times bestsellers for political clients. He also advises clients on corporate governance issues.

Mr. Evans has been named in Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Legal Malpractice Law. Atlanta Magazine has recognized him as a “Georgia Super Lawyer” in the area of Business Litigation. JAMES Magazine has recognized Randy as one of Georgia's Most Influential People.

Corporate Board of Directors

Mr. Evans is chairman of the board of the Newt Gingrich Companies. He is also chairman of the board of the J.C. Watts Companies.

Community/Civic Involvement

Mr. Evans served as Special Master to the Georgia Supreme Court from 1999-2004. He is the longest serving Member of the Georgia Board of Elections. Mr. Evans was former General Counsel to the Georgia Republican Party. He was a member of the 1994-1995 Leadership Atlanta class. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association.

  • J.D., University of Georgia, magna cum laude, 1983 (Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers)
  • B.A., West Georgia College, summa cum laude, 1980

  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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