Edward D. Rogers


Tel 215.864.8144
Fax 215.864.8999

Edward D. Rogers is the Practice Leader of the firm's Professional Liability Group and Co-Leader of the firm's Sports Group. His business litigation practice spans a wide variety of civil cases, with an emphasis on complex class actions involving claims under the antitrust and securities laws. Ed primarily represents accounting firms, pharmaceutical companies, and financial institutions, and also litigates and counsels clients on matters of constitutional law, particularly relating to free speech and freedom of the press.

Before becoming a lawyer, Ed spent five years as a Congressional staff member in Washington, D.C. He served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania, where he advised the Senator on mass transit and housing legislation before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, as well as on legislation in the areas of transportation and agriculture. Before that, he was a Legislative Assistant to the Northeast-Midwest Senate Coalition, where he worked on a broad variety of legislative initiatives involving economic development.

Representative Matters

  • Defeated class certification in consumer class action alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act on behalf of hundreds of thousands of purchasers of residential title insurance.
  • Defended accounting malpractice actions brought against Big Four accounting firms by state insurance commissioners who had taken over major insurance companies
  • Successfully defended a global pharmaceutical company in complex patent antitrust litigation alleging anticompetitive conduct to suppress generic competition by filing allegedly baseless patent infringement actions and Citizen Petitions with the FDA
  • Obtained de minimis settlement on behalf of a major credit card issuer in a national antitrust class action case alleging a price-fixing conspiracy and Truth in Lending Act violations involving foreign currency conversion fees
  • Defended a large financial institution in class action cases in multiple federal and state courts involving credit card payment crediting practices that resulted in a favorable global settlement
  • Conducted a comprehensive compliance assessment for a major urban health system with multiple facilities
  • Represented a publisher of a free Philadelphia newspaper distributed on urban mass transit systems that defeated a First Amendment challenge brought by The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and USA Today
  • Successfully defended the owners of a major sports venue in Philadelphia against free speech challenges brought by groups seeking to stage demonstrations

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Anthony J. Scirica, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell


Co-author, "The SEC's Renewed Focus on Financial Reporting and Accounting Fraud," Ballard Spahr Alert, October 28, 2013

Co-author, "Supreme Court Chooses Middle Ground in Assessing Reverse Payment Settlements," Ballard Spahr Alert, June 17, 2013

Co-author, "Second Circuit Dials Up Class Certification Standards in 'Flag Telecom' Opinion," Ballard Spahr Alert, July 27, 2009

Co-author, "First Circuit Upholds Victory for Corporate Taxpayers in Work Product Dispute," Ballard Spahr Alert, January 23, 2009

"Recent Federal Initiatives Highlight Need for Effective Compliance Programs," Ballard Spahr Health Care Alert, June 2004

"OIG Issues Final Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers," Ballard Spahr Health Care/White Collar Crime Alert, May 2003

"News Gathering Practices After Bartnicki v. Vopper," LDRC Prepublication/Prebroadcast Review Subcommittee Report, November 2002

"District Court Dismisses Libel Claim Against Website Operator for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction: Plaintiff's Residence in Jurisdiction Insufficient," The Legal Intelligencer, June 2002

"Striking the Wrong Balance: Constituency Statutes and Corporate Governance," Pepperdine Law Review, Volume 21, Number 3, 1994

Speaking Engagements

"Everyday Antitrust Issues: You Don’t Know What You Don't Know," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, October 12, 2017 

Panelist, "Back to the Future: A CLE Focused on Antitrust Basics, the Evolution of Antitrust Law, and Ethical Pitfalls," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, November 16, 2015

Faculty, HarrisMartin's Antitrust Pay-for-Delay Litigation CLE Conference, Philadelphia, September 22, 2014

Columbia Law School (J.D. 1991)
Recipient, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholarship

Harvard University (A.B. 1983, magna cum laude)

New Jersey

New York