Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Martha Roby is joining the firm as a senior advisor in the Governmental Affairs and Economic Development practice groups.
Jonathan Skeeters. “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,” said 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.”
Prior to joining Bradley, Ms. Roby served as the U.S. Representative for Alabama's Second Congressional District from 2011 to 2021. Early in her tenure, she served on the Agriculture, Armed Services, and Education and Workforce committees. She also served as the chairman of the Subcommittee of Oversight and Investigations of the House Armed Services Committee during the 113th Congress and was the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet for the House Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress.
Ms. Roby was the first representative from Alabama’s Second Congressional District to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where at some point 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.
In her tenure in Congress, Ms. Roby sponsored and cosponsored more than 500 bills. She distinguished herself as an effective legislator focusing on issues directly impacting her constituents, including veterans’ health and military mobility. She exposed abuses in the Veterans Affairs health system and worked tirelessly to improve care for veterans, both locally and nationally. Ms. Roby continually led efforts to stop devastating cuts that threatened military readiness.
Before being elected to Congress, she was in private practice in Montgomery, Alabama, and then served on the Montgomery City Council from 2003 to 2010. Ms. Roby received her J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and a B.M. in Music Business from New York University.
Ms. Roby will provide governmental affairs, but not legal, services for clients.
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