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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 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); the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA); 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; Community Reinvestment Act; and unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAP and UDAAP) statutes under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 5 of the FTC Act, and various state laws.  She also has extensive experience managing complex discovery and production issues, including using advanced analytics.

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

  • Ongoing False Claims Act and FIRREA investigations by DOJ, various U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, HUD, and the FHFA concerning compliance with the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Direct Endorsement Lender program guidelines and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac origination and servicing guidelines. 
  • CFPB examinations, including of lending, servicing, auto, deposits, credit cards, compliance management, vendor management and targeted complaint process reviews.
  • CFPB pre-enforcement and enforcement matters, including managing self-disclosures and responding to PARR (Proposed Action and Request for Response) and NORA (Notice and Opportunity to Respond and Advise) letters. 
  • Assisting clients with PFCRA cases, proposed notices of termination, and audit responses concerning FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, including before the Office of the Inspector General, Office of General Counsel, HUD’s Mortgagee Review Board and Quality Assurance Division (QAD), and the FHFA.
  • Confidential bank regulator enforcement matters, including referrals to the DOJ for alleged fair lending violations.
  • Challenges to and appeals of supervisory ratings assigned by bank regulators.
  • Defending lenders, servicers, securitizers and secondary purchasers in class action cases alleging unfair and deceptive lending and violations of fair lending laws.

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 (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif) and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).    

Significant Representations

Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers 2014 Rising Star: Banking