Chris Rogers


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



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 Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Chris Rogers's litigation practice focuses on controversies involving actual or threatened government enforcement. He has represented corporations and individuals who were targets, subjects, or witnesses in criminal investigations by government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Texas Attorney General's Office. His clients operate in many different industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, banking, securities, construction, and military contracting.

Chris has also successfully litigated cases to verdict in state and federal court and advocated on behalf of clients in administrative proceedings. Often, these civil matters accompany or follow government enforcement under the antitrust laws, Securities and Exchange Acts, False Claims Act, or healthcare regulation.

As a way of serving his local community and the profession, Chris actively participates in the American Bar Association and regularly volunteers with Dallas-area charitable organizations.

During 2012-2013, he served as the Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the world’s largest young professional organization with over 130,000 young lawyer members and affiliation with 350 young lawyer organizations.

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2013, 2015-2017
  • 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.

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in Texas Rising Stars 2017

Haynes and Boone lawyers once again maintained a strong showing in the recently released Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, with 41 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition.

Selected Client Representations

  • False Claims Act. Won summary judgment in qui tam action by whistleblower alleging fraud in government procurement contract for the refurbishment of U.S. Coast Guard vessels.
  • Poison Pill Litigation. Represented enterprise software company at trial in Delaware Chancery Court challenging novel corporate takeover defense under Delaware law.
  • Stock Option Backdating. Represented corporate officer in civil litigation over stock options backdating practices.
  • Indirect Purchaser Litigation. Represented a medical device company in defending indirect purchaser claims by plaintiffs in companion case to U.S. v. Dentsply Int'l.
  • Accounting Fraud. Defended manufacturing company against claims of accounting fraud related to financial restatement and earnings projection issues.
  • Commissioned Sales Agent. Member of trial team that won jury verdict and treble damages under the Texas Sales Representative Act (TSRA).


Health Law Vitals

Health Law Vitals - A Healthcare Newsletter from Haynes and Boone

The Haynes and Boone Health Law Vitals Newsletter explores significant developments and legislation in healthcare law. This edition discusses the FDA's regulatory oversight of stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine products, Texas telemedicine rulemaking, and the FDA’s new digital health software precertification program.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division - Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, National Conference Coordinator, Member Service Coordinator, District Representative, Executive Committee, Leadership Advisory Board (2007-present)
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association - Board Liaison (2007-2009)
  • TYLA President's Award of Merit (2009, 2010)
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Association

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