Jason C. Rodgers
Jason Rodgers is a trial lawyer who helps clients navigate investigations and defend actions brought by federal regulatory agencies, as well as resolve complex commercial disputes between civil litigants. His background spans investigative and trial work on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission, together with civil cases and arbitrations involving private securities fraud, mortgage-backed securities, private equity partnership disputes, public contracts, and licensing agreements.
As a former member of the SEC Division of Enforcement, Jason investigated fraud and brought actions to enforce the federal securities laws. The matters he handled include oil-and-gas offering frauds, insider trading, ponzi and “pump and dump” schemes, public company disclosures, accounting fraud, auditor misconduct, internal corporate controls, and broker-dealer and investment adviser violations. Jason obtained TROs, asset freezes, and receiverships in emergency district court actions, and has substantial experience overseeing receivership matters. In addition, Jason brought administrative proceedings against investment advisers and broker-dealers for fraud, registration, and “selling away” violations. His enforcement work regularly entailed parallel criminal investigations, and he draws from his experience in these areas to defend clients in governmental investigations and regulatory actions.
Prior to joining the SEC, Jason defended individuals and entities entangled in accounting scandals that led to the enactment of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. His representation of a law firm swept up in the SEC’s investigation of Enron resulted in no enforcement action by the Commission, as well as the dismissal of the firm from the private securities fraud lawsuit brought by Enron shareholders and employees. From 1997-98, following his graduation from law school, Jason clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
B.A., Duke University, 1994
J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1997
- Order of the Coif
- Texas Law Review, Associate Editor
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas