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Vanessa Rogers

Associate

Houston
Direct: (713) 860-0054
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Vanessa Rogers is an associate in the Labor & Employment department in the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Ms. Rogers’ practice focuses on all things employment with the end goal of providing exceptional service to employers in resolving issues that arise in the workplace.  Ms. Rogers’ has extensive experience representing employers across all industries, ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to local entrepreneurs, in all aspects of employment law, including but not limited to discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour.  Understanding that each client has different tolerances and objectives, Ms. Rogers is devoted to learning her clients’ industries operations to develop a unique strategy that meets their individual needs.

Ms. Rogers regularly defends employers in litigation and administrative matters and provides personalized employment counseling, employee handbooks, and training to her clients.  She also routinely conducts investigations of employee complaints.  Ms. Rogers has experience with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, Section 1981 of Title 42 of the United States Code, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and other state and federal labor and employment law.

Vanessa Rogers is an associate in the Labor & Employment department in the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Ms. Rogers’ practice focuses on all things employment with the end goal of providing exceptional service to employers in resolving issues that arise in the workplace.  Ms. Rogers’ has extensive experience representing employers across all industries, ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to local entrepreneurs, in all aspects of employment law, including but not limited to discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour.  Understanding that each client has different tolerances and objectives, Ms. Rogers is devoted to learning her clients’ industries operations to develop a unique strategy that meets their individual needs.

Ms. Rogers regularly defends employers in litigation and administrative matters and provides personalized employment counseling, employee handbooks, and training to her clients.  She also routinely conducts investigations of employee complaints.  Ms. Rogers has experience with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, Section 1981 of Title 42 of the United States Code, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and other state and federal labor and employment law.

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law (2013)
    Moot Court Member and Ethics Committee Member
    Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law

  • B.A., Marshall University, summa cum laude (2010)

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Not admitted to practice in Texas

Courts

  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • US District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • US District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • US District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow (2019)

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “#MeToo: A Monumental Movement Impacts Employment Strategies in Preventing Harassment,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar (November 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “#MeToo: A Frank discussion about Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Kentucky Governor’s EEO, Diversity & Leadership Conference (October 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era,” Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management Conference (August 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “Environmental Health & Safety and OSHA Issues,” Manufacturing Law Seminar, National Business Institute (June 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “The Employers Toolkit,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar (February 2017)

Accolades

  • Brandis Inn of Court, Associate Member (2018-2019)

Community Invovlement

  • Park Youth Ranch - Pro Bono Work
  • Maryhurst - Associate Board (2017-2019)
  • Reily Reentry Project: Expungement Clinic (2018)