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DeWitt R. Rogers

Troutman Sanders LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA


DeWitt R. Rogers is an Atlanta-based partner in the regulatory group at Troutman Sanders LLP whose practice at the law firm focuses on the design and administration of corporate ethics and legal compliance programs, lobbying law, political campaign finance law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), corporate public relations and crisis management, and public utilities. 

 Mr. Rogers has worked with numerous corporate clients in many industries to help assure their U.S. and non-U.S. ethics and legal compliance programs meet the expectations published by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, federal and state courts, the U.S. Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, other federal agencies, and international organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He has helped companies develop and enhance their ethics and compliance activities, draft policies and procedures, and train employees. He has conducted, and advised clients on conducting, many internal investigations involving compliance issues. Mr. Rogers also advises companies on their compliance with the complex federal, state and foreign laws and regulations that govern governmental relations activities in the areas of lobbyist registration and reporting, gifts for public officials, and political contributions. He has had extensive experience assisting clients in the formation and administration of corporate-sponsored and independent political action committees (PACs) on the federal and state level in the United States.  He has worked with many clients on the structuring of international transactions to minimize FCPA risks. 

 Mr. Rogers is a member of the Board of Governors of the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.  He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics and a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. chapter of Transparency International, an organization formed to combat corruption in the international market place. He was a founding member of the Carter Center's Council for Ethical Business Practices, a five-year initiative begun in 1999 by a group of major corporations that focused on international business compliance.  He has served as a steering committee member for the Open Compliance & Ethics Group, a private sector governance, risk management and compliance "best practices" initiative.

 Mr. Rogers was graduated in 1986 from the Emory University's law school where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal.  He also holds a B.A. degree from Emory and a M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University.  From 1975 to 1983, he worked on the staff of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a reporter, Business Editor, City Editor and Assistant Managing Editor.    

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