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 counsels clients in advance of Congressional, agency, and administrative hearings and draws on his significant experience advising individuals navigating the oversight and confirmation processes before the United States Senate to assist clients facing high-stakes reputational attacks from the media, government, and private actors.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Rob served as Associate Counsel to the President 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, where he advised then-Senator Jeff Sessions on judicial nominations and constitutional law, and served 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. He 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.
- 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, and Ninth 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)