David E. Rogers

Washington, DC

David E. Rogers is a partner in the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP and co-partner-in-charge of the Firm's Washington, D.C., office. David's practice is concentrated in the area of employee benefits matters, including all areas of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans and executive compensation and executive employment agreements.

David's area of expertise includes working with the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in obtaining rulings, advisory opinions and other matters. He also represented large employers on the PBGC's 1996 Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Reportable Events. During 1993-1994, he served as a member of the Congressional Tax Force on the District of Columbia Retirement Board.

In the bankruptcy area, he represents Chapter 7 and 11 trustees in their role as sponsor or administrator of employee pension and welfare benefit plans, including representation before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regarding issues that arise from the bankruptcy. David was also co-counsel in Beck v. PACE in which the U.S. Supreme Court issued in 2007 a unanimous decision on behalf of a firm client regarding the fiduciary duties involved in the termination of a qualified defined benefit pension plan.

David is recognized by The Legal 500 United States as being one of the leading lawyers in the field of employee benefits.

David served for numerous years as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center teaching the graduate seminar class on ERISA. He has acted as a member of the editorial advisory board for the Pension Actuary, the monthly journal published by ASPA and has been published in The Tax Lawyer. In addition, David was named in BTI Consulting Group's Law Firm Client Service All-Star Team surveys of Fortune 1000 clients, in recognition of his superior level of client service. He is a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section's Employee Benefits Committee, the District of Columbia and Florida bars as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.