J. Randolph Evans John Disney/Daily Report

It’s official: Georgia GOP heavy-hitter Randy Evans has been nominated to serve as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg by the Trump administration.

News outlets first reported in July that Evans, a partner at Dentons, co-chair of the Georgia Judicial Nominating Committee and Daily Report columnist, was in the running for the Luxembourg post.

Evans has been involved in Republican politics for decades, both in Georgia and nationally. He’s attended every Republican National Convention since Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980.

Currently he is the chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association and is the Georgia committeeman for the Republican National Committee.

The Republican National Lawyers Association named him Republican Lawyer of the Year in 2011 for his behind-the-scenes advising of big-name Republican politicians, who have included Gov. Nathan Deal, former House Speakers Newt Gingrich and Dennis Hastert.

Evans first got involved in Republican politics when he was a student at West Georgia College and in 1976 took a geography class from Gingrich, then an assistant professor. Evans went on to campaign for Gingrich’s congressional campaigns. After earning a law degree from the University of Georgia in 1983, he became Gingrich’s lawyer.

In his law practice Evans litigates high-stakes insurance cases, in areas including D&O, professional malpractice, employment practices, environmental and construction defect claims for insurance companies, hospitals and other large companies.

Evans and his law partner Shari Klevens write a biweekly “In Practice” column on professional liability issues for the Daily Report, and he has penned a political analysis column for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He’s also co-authored nine books insurance and legal malpractice law, according to his Dentons bio.

Dentons, which bills itself as the largest law firm in the world, has a 34-lawyer office in Luxembourg—at last count, one of 145 offices globally.