Type: News
Date: 10/11/2010

Taft Partner Greg Rogers Named Co-Chair Of Taft Law Firm's Nationally-Recognized Labor & Employment Practice Grou

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP announced today that Gregory P. Rogers, a partner in the firm’s office here, has been named co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. The practice is comprised of 48 attorneys throughout Ohio and Indiana and has been ranked by Chambers USA 2010 as a top-ranked leading team, its highest ranking.

“Greg is a nationally-recognized labor lawyer and an outstanding leader,” said Thomas Terp, Taft’s Managing Partner. “He is a natural to lead our firm’s storied Labor and Employment Practice Group.”

Rogers has been with Taft since 1989. He represents employers in all forms of labor, employment and ERISA disputes including union relations work, discrimination and harassment disputes, FMLA issues, OSHA citations and non-compete matters. Rogers is experienced in traditional labor matters such as union elections, contract negotiations, lockouts and strikes, and has tried more than 150 cases in arbitration. He has tried employment cases in federal and state courts before juries and judges.

Rogers has been lead counsel in many ERISA cases asserting liability of hundreds of millions of dollars. He also advises employers about their potential obligations to provide health insurance to their workforce under Title I of PPACA – the Health Care Reform Law.

Rogers has written on both legal issues and local history. He has been a chapter editor of both the fourth and fifth editions of the BNA treatise Employment Discrimination Law, and he has contributed to the treatise How Arbitration Works. Later this month, The History Press is publishing his local history book, Cincinnati’s Hyde Park: A Queen City Gem, a 192-page volume, including scores of photographs, about this century-old Cincinnati neighborhood.

Rogers has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2003, he has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine since 2004, and he has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2007.

He graduated with distinction from Emory University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Emory Law Journal and earned membership in the Order of the Coif.

About Taft’s Labor & Employment Practice Group
Taft’s Labor and Employment Law Department has received national recognition for the services it provides across the country for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to mid- sized and small employers in the private and public sectors. Taft’s attorneys are recognized in publications such as The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and Indiana and Ohio Super Lawyers. Chambers USA has ranked the entire department at the very top of its ratings. These accolades follow upon the legacy that began with the Labor and Employment Department’s founder, J. Mack Swigert, who worked with the late Senator Robert A. Taft to level the playing field for employers with the Taft-Hartley amendments to the National Labor Relations Act

About Taft
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates its more than 300 attorneys and legal professionals every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Northern Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; and Beijing, China. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including: Business and Finance; Litigation; Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property; Business Restructuring; Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Environmental; Health and Life Sciences; Private Client Services; Real Estate and Tax law. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, Taft is proud to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2010. The firm offers breadth and depth of legal knowledge coupled with a trusted business perspective, helping its clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, in reaching their goals.

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