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DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States
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Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Class Actions; Product Liability, Mass Torts and Product Stewardship; White Collar and Corporate Crime; Healthcare; Life Sciences

Position

Partner

Career

Gail Rodgers concentrates her practice in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, mass torts and government and internal investigations.

Gail represents clients on a wide variety of compliance matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as well as advising and enhancing compliance programs in response to investigations. Gail handles investigations regarding bribery, corruption and potential sanctions and export control violations. She also advises on issues stemming from investigations, including concerns regarding data breach and data privacy.

She has extensive experience in a wide variety of state and federal litigation, including providing strategic advice at each stage of litigation, managing national discovery teams and implementation of national resolution programs. Gail acts as litigator and litigation manager handling individual matters in a lead capacity while also supervising and coordinating the work of attorneys drawn from multiple outside law firms. She also has significant experience as resolution counsel and has coordinated teams in the evaluation of individual and class action claims, resulting in the resolution of thousands of claims.

Gail handles commercial litigation matters involving multiple international jurisdictions. She also provides strategic business advice regarding avoidance of litigation and handling of complaints and claims regarding pharmaceutical, medical device and nutritional supplements.

Education

J.D., University of Houston Law Center; B.S.N., University of Texas; R.N., Baptist Hospital School of Nursing

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The team at DLA Piper LLP (US) is able to draw on the firm’s global network to handle government investigations and enforcement matters involving multiple jurisdictions. In 2018, the Dallas office was joined by Jason Hopkins and Jason Lewis from Greenberg Traurig LLPJoel Athey joined in Los Angeles from Holland & Knight LLPJeffrey Tsai joined in San Francisco from Alston & Bird LLP and the Chicago office welcomed Matt Hiller from the DOJ. Highlights for Washington DC’s John Rah included assisting Pfizer with the negotiation of a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the DOJ to resolve allegations that donations the client made to independent charity patient assistant programs were improper. In another standout matter, New York’s Karl Buch represented the Audit Committee of Cognizant Technology Solutions, successfully convincing the DOJ to decline charges following an investigation into potential FCPA violations; in a parallel case, he secured a settlement with the SEC in administrative proceedings. Gail Rodgers is engaged by GlaxoSmithKline on a number of government and internal investigations. The team is chaired by Jonathan King in Chicago and John Hillebrecht in New York; Jessica Masella in New York is also a name to note.