Attorney Spencer T. Bachus, III is a notable figure in both legal and political realms. After retiring in 2015 from a distinguished tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, he joined forces with attorneys Steven M. Brom and Bryan M. Taylor to form Bachus, Brom & Taylor, LLC. His career, marked by a blend of legal expertise and political acumen, has been defined by significant contributions to legislation and policy. In 2019, furthering his journey of public service, Mr. Bachus was appointed to the Board of Directors for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a nomination made by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In 2023, President Biden nominated Mr. Bachus for a second term to the Board of Directors for the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
Mr. Bachus’s legal career commenced following his graduation from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was recognized for his legal scholarship. His service in the Alabama National Guard during the Vietnam War coincided with his law studies, demonstrating early on his commitment to both his country and his legal profession. In Congress, Mr. Bachus was known for his expertise in financial services, infrastructure, and technology. He played a pivotal role during the 2008 financial crisis and was instrumental in legislating significant reforms and initiatives.
Beyond his professional achievements, Mr. Bachus is celebrated for his legislative accomplishments and his dedication to social causes. He is recognized for his efforts in promoting racial understanding and reconciliation, receiving the Houghton-Lewis Leadership Award from the Faith and Politics Institute. His bipartisan work in the Alabama delegation, particularly in authorizing a Congressional Gold Medal honoring civil rights movement martyrs, underscores his commitment to social justice and historical acknowledgment. His legacy in both the legal and political spheres continues to impact and inspire.