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Brett A. "Ben" Rogers

Partner, Executive Committee Member
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Best 2012
Super Lawyers General 
MH AV Rating 2014
Benchmark Llitigation Star 2015
 
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Christen Stricklin
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Education

  • J.D., with honors, Florida State University, Member, Florida State University Law Review; Member, Florida State University Mock Trial Team; Best Oralist, Florida State University Mock Trial Competition
  • B.A., Dickinson College

Judicial Clerkships

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • State Court of Georgia
  • Superior Court of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • United States District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Overview

Brett “Ben” Rogers is a partner at Rogers & Hardin LLP and an accomplished trial lawyer. His practice focuses on complex business matters, including securities litigation, arbitration, and general commercial litigation.  He has served as lead trial counsel in hundreds of cases involving court proceedings and arbitration hearings in Georgia, Florida and more than twenty other states.

For example, Ben recently served as lead trial counsel defending a broker-dealer in scores of related FINRA arbitrations.  In each of the arbitrations that Ben tried, the panels dismissed all claims, which led to a favorable settlement for our client of all the remaining matters.

Ben has been named a Litigation Star in Georgia by Benchmark Litigation and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.  He also has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer for each of the last several years and received a Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale.

Ben is admitted to both the Georgia Bar and the Florida Bar. He also is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia and before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Experience

  • More than 25 years of experience representing major financial institutions in cases adjudicated in the federal and state courts and in various arbitration forums, including FINRA, NASD, NYSE and AAA proceedings.
  • Represents major corporate clients in defending class actions and individual cases involving alleged fraud issues, corporate and board investigations, and financial and accounting irregularities.
  • Served as one of a handful of lawyers selected as lead trial counsel to defend several hundred customer arbitrations throughout the nation relating to allegedly fraudulent securities research issued by a major financial institution.
  • Represented major brokerage firm in defending more than 150 arbitration claims, filed in more than twenty different states, arising from allegations relating to the employee stock option plan of a global telecommunications company.
  • Represented major insurance company in defending a putative class action filed in California state court alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices in the sale of life insurance policies and achieved a dismissal and low four-figure settlement of the matter.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Securities Industry Association, Legal and Compliance Division
  • Bleckley Inn of Court
  • Lamar Inn of Court
  • Legal Cabinet Member, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Elder, Northminster Presbyterian Church
  • Development Team, Wesleyan School

Professional Recognition

  • Benchmark Litigation: named as a Local Litigation Star in Georgia
  • Super Lawyers: recognized as a leading Georgia lawyer in Securities Litigation every year since 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America: listed as a "Best Lawyer" in Commercial Litigation
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