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Paul G. Rogers

Mr. Rogers is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. and a member of the firm’s Health Group. Mr. Rogers’ areas of practice include administrative and regulatory, antitrust, health and environmental law, legislative strategy and health policy.

Mr. Rogers served for 24 years as a Member of Congress in the United States House of Representatives from the 11th District of Florida. Of those 24 years, he spent eight years as the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment and became nationally recognized as an innovative leader. In Congress he became known as “Mr. Health.”

Some of the prominent pieces of legislation which Mr. Rogers sponsored and played a major role in enacting are: the National Cancer Act of 1971 and 1977; the Health Manpower Training Act; the Heart, Blood Vessel, Lung and Blood Act; the Research on Aging Act; the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970; the Medical Device Amendments of 1976; the Emergency Medical Services Act; the Health Maintenance Organization Act; the Clean Air Act; Safe Drinking Water Act; the Radiation Health Safety Act; the Medicare-Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments of 1977; and the Sea Grant College Act.

Mr. Rogers joined Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. in January 1979. He has represented a wide range of providers, manufacturers, suppliers, and associations in the health care field in matters involving antitrust, federal and state legislation, reimbursement, litigation, food and drug regulation, international trade, government grant and contract, corporate and tax matters.

Mr. Rogers is a member of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Committee of the American Bar Association and was made an Honorary Member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He is Chairman of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Chairman of Research! America, Chairman, Trustees of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Chairman of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine, and Co-Chairman of the National Leadership Coalition on Health Care.

Mr. Rogers serves as a Director or Trustee on the following boards: The Scripps Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Foundation for Biomedical Research, The American Cancer Society, and the CDC Foundation.

He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States (1979-1984). He has received honorary degrees from 15 universities.

Mr. Rogers was awarded the Public Welfare Medal by the National Academy of Sciences in 1982; the “Year 2000 Award” from the National Cancer Institute in 1987; the 1991 Health Policy Award from the American Health Lawyers Association; the “Founders Award” from the National Coalition for Cancer Research in 1992; the 1993 Albert Lasker Award for Public Service; the 1994 APhA Hugo Schaefer Award; the 1994 AlliedSignal Achievement Award in Aging; the 1994 Distinguished Leadership Award from the University of Florida Health Sciences Center; the 1995 NOF Leadership Award; the 1996 Maxwell Finland Award; the 1997 American Cancer Society Distinguished Service Award; the National Community Pharmacists Association 1998 Distinguished American Award; the 1999 IONA’s Outstanding Citizen award; and first recipient (1999) of the Association of Academic Health Centers’ “Paul G. Rogers’ Award.” By an Act of Congress (December 21, 2000) the main plaza at the National Institutes of Health was designated as the “Paul G. Rogers Plaza”. The official dedication of the Plaza was held on June 12, 2001 by the National Institutes of Health.

Mr. Rogers is a member of Harvard School of Public Health Dean’s Council, the University of Chicago Council for the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Washington University National Council of the School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Trustee Board.

Mr. Rogers, a graduate of the University of Florida in 1948, is a member of the Bars of Florida and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the federal courts in several districts, federal courts of appeal and the United States Supreme Court.

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