Still awaiting Senate confirmation, Gingrich confidante plans to leave Atlanta mega-firm

Credit: Tamar Hallerman

Credit: Tamar Hallerman

Georgia attorney Randy Evans, a longtime GOP bigwig whose clients include Gov. Nathan Deal and Newt Gingrich, is planning to leave the law firm Dentons. His move comes shortly after the former House speaker departed the same firm.

Evans announced his plans in a notice sent to Dentons' board Friday that was obtained by the AJC. He said he would leave the firm, where he has been a partner for nearly three years and made more than $3 million recently, by June 29th.

Evans declined to comment.

The move comes as Evans' nomination to be ambassador to Luxembourg continues to collect dust in the Senate.

The Trump administration tapped Evans, who once led the Republican National Lawyers Association and was a member of the Republican National Committee's rules-setting panel, for the position last fall.

Since then, Democrats have raised questions about his role in Georgia's voter ID saga in 2006 and prevented his quick confirmation on the floor. But allies such as Georgia U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue say they're confident GOP leaders will set aside the adequate floor time to get Evans confirmed before the August recess.

Sharon Gay, Denton’s Atlanta office managing partner, said the firm had been planning for Evans’ departure since he was nominated for the ambassadorship.

“We have fully supported Randy’s nomination, and the firm wishes him the very best with his ongoing confirmation process,” she said.

News of Evans' departure came less than two weeks after Gingrich left the firm.

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