Rob Luther is a problem solver who has served at high levels in all three branches of the United States federal government. His practice focuses on strategic counseling, regulatory matters, and litigation. He draws on his significant experience advising individuals navigating the oversight and confirmation processes before the United States Senate to counsel elected officials, professional athletes, and executives through high-stakes hearings, investigations, and reputational attacks.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Rob served as Associate Counsel to the President of the United States in the White House Counsel's Office. The New York Times Magazine referred to his work on judicial selection throughout this period as "unique in White House history." Before joining the White House, Rob served as counsel on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and as a law clerk to Judge Daniel A. Manion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Rob also serves on the faculty of the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he teaches courses on judicial writing. He previously taught at William & Mary Law School. He frequently speaks on the legal profession, federal judicial selection, and constitutional law in public forums and has published widely on these topics.
Rob particularly enjoys drawing on his experiences in government and as a former high school hockey player to advise teams, executives, and players around the game of hockey on sensitive issues and his work has been referenced in Sports Illustrated.
- April 21, 2023
Judicial Selection & Courage, 2023 Ohio Chapters Conference, The Federalist Society
- November 12, 2022
The Judge’s Role in Choosing a Successor, The Federalist Society 2022 National Lawyers Convention
- September 8, 2021
9/11 Symposium, Hampden-Sydney College
- Ohio Northern University (J.D. 2006; President, The Federalist Society; Public Interest Fellow); Hampden-Sydney College (B.A. with departmental honors in Economics magna cum laude 2003; James Madison Scholarship; Hobbie Fellow in Business Ethics)
- District of Columbia; Minnesota; Virginia; Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and Northern District of Indiana
- Associate Counsel to the President, The White House (2017-2018); Counsel to Senator Jeff Sessions, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (2015-2017)
- Law Clerk to Judge Daniel A. Manion, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (2013-2015)