RobertLuther III (Rob)

Of Counsel

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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.


  • U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell files amicus brief in Free-Speech caseJones Day filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, in support of appellees in an important free-speech case.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce files amicus briefs in unemployment benefits casesJones Day filed amicus briefs on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and other trade associations in cases challenging the decisions by state governors to end participation to accept federal supplemental unemployment benefits.
  • U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell files amicus brief in First Amendment caseJones Day filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, in support of charitable organizations challenging California’s requirement that non-profit charities must disclose donor information to the California Attorney General.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce files amicus brief in Anti-Injunction Act caseJones Day filed an amicus brief on behalf of the United States Chamber of Commerce in support of certiorari in a lawsuit challenging certain regulatory guidance by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • CEO testifies before Congressional subcommitteeJones Day prepared the CEO of a Fortune 500 company for testimony before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Biotechnology company persuades FDA to lift clinical hold on experimental gene therapyJones Day represented a biotechnology company in a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for placing a clinical hold on the company’s experimental gene therapy.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 8, 2021
      9/11 Symposium, Hampden-Sydney College