Former congressman Martha Roby has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as a senior advisor in the Governmental Affairs and Economic Development group. Roby served as the U.S. Representative for Alabama’s Second Congressional District from 2011 to 2021. She served on the Agriculture, Armed Services, and Education and Workforce committees and was also the chairman of the Subcommittee of Oversight and Investigations of the House Armed Services Committee.
Ms. Roby received her J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. She also received a B.M in Music Business from New York University. She was in private practice in Montgomery, Alabama, and then served on the Montgomery City Council from 2003 to 2010.
During her tenure in Congress, Roby sponsored and cosponsored more than 500 bills. She spent much of her time focusing on issues relating to veterans’ health, military mobility, and abuses in the Veterans Affairs health system. In her new position, Roby will provide governmental affairs, but not legal, services for clients.
Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board Jonathan Skeeters stated, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Martha as a senior advisor for governmental affairs and economic development. Martha has a decade of service as a member of Congress and service on the Montgomery City Council, as well as a background in private legal practice. She brings tremendous experience to our firm and will be able to help advance the interests of our clients in Alabama and across the country.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Martha since her election to Congress in 2010,” stated David Stewart, Bradley’s Governmental Affairs Practice Group leader. “During her service in Congress, she distinguished herself for her ability to solve problems for her constituents and to work well with all members of Congress. Martha has a wide breadth of experience from her time in Washington and on the Montgomery City Council. We are very excited to have Martha join us.”
Roby was the first representative from Alabama’s Second Congressional District to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where she served on six of the 12 subcommittees, including the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, the Labor, Education, Health and Human Services Subcommittee, the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, and the Legislative Branch Subcommittee. In this position, she had direct oversight of over 90 departments and related agencies.
With offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, Bradley’s 550 lawyers represent clients in several industries, including banking and financial services, construction, energy, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate, and technology.