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Michelle L. Rogers

Partner

  • p. 202.349.8013
  • f. 202.349.8080
  • mrogers@buckleysandler.com

Biography

Michelle L. Rogers is a partner in the Washington, DC, office of BuckleySandler LLP.  Ms. Rogers represents institutions in a wide range of litigation matters, including government enforcement actions, class action litigation, regulatory examinations, and corporate internal investigations.  She has represented clients in matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), federal and state bank regulators, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and state attorneys general, and in cases involving the False Claims Act, Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA), Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), Truth in Lending Act, Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Civil Rights Act, and unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes.  She also has extensive experience managing complex discovery issues.

Recently, Ms. Rogers has represented financial institutions in the following matters:

  • Ongoing FIRREA investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York concerning compliance with the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Direct Endorsement Lender program and representations made in the sale of loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Several CFPB examinations, including of lending, servicing, compliance management, and complaint processes.
  • Defending False Claims Act and PFCRA cases concerning FHA-insured loans, including before the DOJ and HUD’s Office of the Inspector General and Mortgagee Review Board.
  • Defending lenders, servicers, securitizers and secondary purchasers in class action cases alleging unfair and deceptive lending and violations of fair lending laws.
  • Confidential bank regulator referrals to the DOJ for alleged fair lending violations that resulted in the DOJ declining to take action.
  • An appeal on behalf of a bank and bank holding company contesting the supervisory rating assigned by their prudential regulator.

Prior to joining BuckleySandler at its inception in 2009, Ms. Rogers was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP.

Ms. Rogers was an Articles Editor for the Administrate Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, where she won four national Best Oralist awards. Ms. Rogers received a J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law in 2005 (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif) and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in 2001 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).    

Significant Representations