Chris Rogers

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2005

B.B.A., Finance, Southern Methodist University, 2002

B.A., History, Southern Methodist University, 2002

Admissions

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Profile

Chris Rogers is the hiring partner for the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone.  Chris focuses his practice on litigation and government investigations, with an emphasis on healthcare fraud and abuse enforcement. He has represented high-profile healthcare clients in internal investigations and qui tam cases filed under the False Claims Act, including hospital systems and executives, health insurers, clinical laboratories, psychiatric hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician-owned entities. He represents clients in dealing with a number of government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and various state attorney general’s offices.

Chris counsels clients on a wide array of healthcare regulatory compliance matters with an emphasis on fraud and abuse enforcement issues arising under the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Stark Law. He represents clients at every stage of FCA civil or parallel criminal proceedings as well as in litigation in state or federal court.  Chris is experienced in the appropriate use of statistical extrapolation in government enforcement or litigation, efficient project management of large scale investigations or outside expert reviews, and issues that surround compliance audits or voluntary self-disclosures. 

Chris has successfully litigated cases to verdict in state and federal court and advocated on behalf of clients in a variety of administrative proceedings. In numerous cases, his clients have effectively leveraged affirmative counterclaims or other offensive strategies to “level the playing field” and reach a successful conclusion to their litigation matters.

Chris is recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, in the Dallas legal community (2011-2013; 2015-2018) and maintains an active role in the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers association, the Dallas Bar, and his local community (LD ’15).

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2013, 2015-2018
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award of Merit 2009-2010

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "Contractual and Other Defenses to Arbitration," co-author with Bill Morrison, The Advocate, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section Report, Vol. 65, Winter 2013.

Honors

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected as Texas Rising Stars 2018

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018, published by Thomson Reuters, has recognized 35 Haynes and Boone lawyers as up-and-coming practitioners in the state.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Fellows Chair, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation (2018)
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation Council (2017-present)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division – Chair (2012-2013)
  • American Bar Association – Current/Past Service on the American Bar Association House of Delegates, Standing Committee on Membership, and Standing Committee on Technology & Information Systems, the ABA Section of Litigation, and the ABA Health Law Section
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors (2007-2009)
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Dallas, Class of 2015

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a psychiatric hospital in False Claims Act Investigation based on alleged violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute related to medical directorship agreements for physicians dedicated to elder care. 
  • Represented clinical laboratory in False Claims Act investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas and the Department of Health and the Office of Personnel Management concerning claims submitted to which administers Federal Employee Health Benefit Programs for immunology testing services supporting personalized treatment of disease.
  • Represented clinical laboratory in litigation by health insurer seeking to recoup $100 million in out-of-network benefits paid for ERISA plan beneficiaries on the basis of state law fraud claims.
  • Represented national health insurance company in False Claims Act qui tam in the Middle District of Tennessee alleging violations of the False Claims Act in 26 states in connection with processing Medicaid third party liability claims. See United States ex rel. Kramer v. Humana Inc. (M.D. Tenn.). Obtained full declination and dismissal.
  • Represented national healthcare provider in sealed False Claims Act qui tam in the Northern District of Texas alleging unnecessary cardiac procedures at hospitals in ten states. Obtained full declination and dismissal.
  • Won summary judgment in qui tam action by whistleblower alleging fraud and False Claims Act violations in government procurement contract for the refurbishment of U.S. Coast Guard vessels.
  • Represented enterprise software company at trial in Delaware Chancery Court challenging novel corporate takeover defense involving net operating loss carryforwards and poison pills under Delaware law.
  • Represented corporate officer in civil litigation over stock options backdating practices.
  • Represented a medical device company in defending indirect purchaser litigation by plaintiffs in companion case to U.S. v. Dentsply Int'l.
  • Defended manufacturing company against claims of accounting fraud related to financial restatement and earnings projection issues.
  • Member of trial team for a Commissioned Sales Agent that won jury verdict and treble damages under the Texas Sales Representative Act (TSRA).

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