Luther Strange is a senior advisor for Patomak. Senator Strange draws on his experience as a former U.S. Senator and Attorney General for the State of Alabama to provide strategic counsel to clients, including on corporate investigations, monitorships, compliance and enforcement matters.
Senator Strange represented Alabama in the United States Senate from February of 2017 to January of 2018. In the Senate, he served on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Armed Services; Budget; and Energy and Natural Resources Committees.
From January 2011 to February 2017, Senator Strange served as the Attorney General of Alabama. Twice elected as Alabama's Attorney General, Senator Strange represented the state in some of its biggest cases in recent history, including successfully arguing an important First Amendment case, Lane v. Franks, before the United States Supreme Court in 2014.
Senator Strange's tenure as Attorney General was marked by an emphasis on fighting public corruption. To that end, he created one of the nationʼs most well-respected and accomplished special prosecution units. Under his leadership, the office secured over two dozen convictions of public officials, including the impeachment of a sheriff for human trafficking and the conviction and removal from office of the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives.
Senator Strange also served as the court-appointed coordinating counsel for the Gulf Coast states in the historic Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation. He personally tried the case that led to a landmark settlement agreement to compensate Alabama for both economic and environmental damages caused by that disaster.
Before entering public service, Senator Strange was a partner with the law firm of Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP). While at Bradley, Senator Strange led
the legal team involved with establishing Hyundai's first North American manufacturing plant in Alabama. He subsequently formed his own law firm focused on economic development issues. Throughout his career in both the private and public sectors, Senator Strange has been involved in financial services policy and enforcement matters.
In the business world, Senator Strange was a founding investor and organizer of Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Senator Strange has also been active in civic and cultural affairs, serving on the Advisory Board of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and as a Trustee of Talladega College, Alabama's oldest historically black college. An Eagle Scout at age 13, Senator Strange was named in 2011 as a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America.
In addition to his work for Patomak, Senator Strange provides legal counsel through Luther Strange & Associates, LLC, based in Birmingham, Alabama.
Senator Strange received his BA from Tulane University in 1975 and his JD from Tulane in 1979. He was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame in 2016.