honors + affiliations
Member, Litigation Section, Houston Bar Association
Member, Texas Association of Defense Council
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
I. Clay Rogers is of counsel in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Rogers focuses his practice on matters involving complex commercial litigation, including business torts, antitrust, construction litigation, contracts, UCC, lender liability, real property, environmental torts, and products liability. He practices before both state and federal courts.
Mr. Rogers has a background in accounting and has advised clients on complex commercial disputes. He has been a C.P.A. since 1979. Mr. Rogers has defended energy companies, chemical manufacturing companies, companies in the hospitality industry, and title companies. He has a trial background and has been involved in cases with damage claims ranging in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Rogers was senior counsel in the Litigation Department of a full-service international law firm.
Mr. Rogers received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1990 and his B.S. in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1977.
Mr. Rogers is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Note: This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Morgan Lewis.
Represented, as co-lead trial counsel, a wood molding manufacturer in the Middle District of North Carolina, against a supplier for breach of contract and fraud in connection with the failure of the supplier to fulfill the contract's product requirements and false representation made before and after the contract was executed.
Represented a foreign automobile manufacturer in litigation filed in Texas state court and in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas in attempts to reopen settled personal injury cases based on claims of fraud and RICO as a result of statements made and documents produced by former in-house attorney of manufacturer.
Represented a title insurance company in suits filed in Texas and California concerning insurance coverage issues and contract interpretation.
Represented an international bank in cases filed by plaintiffs concerning the scope of liability related to a bailed-out bank's assets purchased from FDIC.
Represented a global supplier of refining, chemical, petrochemical, and oil and gas equipment in claims related to product warranty and contract issue.
Represented as trial counsel in Harris County, Texas District Court an international pharmaceutical and chemical company in a tortious interference and breach of contract case involving a contract to supply chemicals.
Represented in Utah Federal Court a group of major oil and gas and aggregate mining companies as plaintiffs in a price fixing antitrust matter related to the purchase of explosives used in mining.
Represented as trial counsel a subsidiary of a title company which processed and imaged documents. Case was filed in Harris County, Texas District Court and involved claims of tortious interference and theft of trade secrets.
Represented an employee benefits administrator in Southern District of Texas for claims related to the company's administration of its employee benefits plans during the financial collapse of the company resulting from a history of fraud.
Represented a chemical manufacturer in property damage case involving alleged contamination of lands and underwater sediment from the prior manufacture of DDT and Lindane.
Represented an international medical equipment manufacturer in case involving claims that products did not meet FDA standards.
Represented a gas pipeline company in condemnation actions related to construction of gas pipeline.
Represented an architecture firm in dispute concerning construction of hospital and claims related to delays and failure to meet construction and contractual requirements.
Represented an oilfield service company in federal investigation concerning compliance with laws related to offshore works' visas.
Represented an oilfield service company in claims of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud in African off-shore diamond mining partnership.
Represented a Canadian gold mining company in defense of shareholder class action suit filed in the Eastern District of Texas and involving Indonesian gold mining fraud case.
Intellectual Property Cases
Defended a major technology company in certain alleged patent infringement cases in the Eastern District of Texas.
- University of Houston Law Center, 1990, J.D.
- Louisiana State University, 1977, B.S.