Anne M. Rodgers

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 713 651 3797
United States
T:+1 713 651 3797
Anne M. Rodgers

Anne M. Rodgers



Anne focuses her practice on high-stakes business disputes of all types, from suits between individual parties to class actions, from common-law claims to specialized statutory claims like the Sherman Act, False Claims Act, the Antiterrorism Act, and the Alien Tort statute, and from trial courts through courts of appeals.

Anne's antitrust proficiency includes antitrust and competition-related internal and government investigations as well as compliance training and audits. Her commercial litigation expertise has grown organically to encompass managing the potential risk areas inherent in running a business. Partnering with her clients, Anne focuses on (1) risk identification, (2) risk mitigation, and (3) defense and prosecution of claims that inevitably arise despite a company's best efforts.

Anne's client roster is national and international in scope and covers a vastly diverse range of industries. She is routinely called upon for her real-world approach to facilitating business solutions to problems. But most importantly, Anne truly enjoys her work, and it shows.

Professional experience

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JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1990
BS, University of Houston, 1987

Anne was selected as a member of the University of Chicago Law School Visiting Committee by the Dean of the law school from October 2004 to September 2007. She is also a member of the Chicago Society.

Admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990, Anne is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits.

Before attending law school, Anne spent a number of years as a petroleum landman.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Chambers USA, Texas: Antitrust, Chambers and Partners, 2011 – 2023
  • Lawyer of the Year, Antitrust Law (Houston), Best Lawyers, 2021 – 2022
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon, Inc., 2022 - 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2013 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers - Antitrust Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyers, Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions, The Legal 500, 2016
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Antitrust: Cartel, The Legal 500, 2015
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Energy: Litigation, The Legal 500, 2013
  • Competition and Antitrust Lawyer, Expert Guides, 2014, 2020
  • World's Leading Women in Business Law, Expert Guides, 2014, 2020
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 – 2014
  • Texas Women Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2014 – 2016
  • Co-author, "United States: Energy," The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2019, Global Competition Reivew, September 2018
  • Author, "US: Energy," The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2015, September 2016
  • Co-author, "US authorities help Competition Bureau to secure US-based documents" International Law Office, January 22, 2015 
  • Co-author with Geraldine Young and Utsav Mathur, "DOJ Puts Cybersecurity Info-Sharing Policy Into Practice," Law360, October 20, 2014
  • Co-author with Geraldine Young and Utsav Mathur, "Antitrust And Cybersecurity — Still A Long Way To Go," Law360, September 30, 2014
  • Co-author with Layne Kruse and Carlos Rainer, "US: Energy," The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2015, September 2014
  • Co-author with Marcy Greer, Darryl Anderson, Layne Kruse and Daniel McClure, "Supreme Court Further Refines Proof Standards For Class Certification And Ups The Ante For Antitrust Plaintiffs," Fulbright Alert, March 28, 2013
  • Co-author, "Fulbright Team Files Amici Curiae Briefs on Behalf of Over 60 Public Interest Organizations in DOMA and Proposition 8 Cases," Fulbright Briefing, March 6, 2013
  • Co-author with Harva Dockery, "How the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Will Affect Diversity," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Financial Reform Task Force, August 17, 2010 
  • Co-author with Darryl Wade Anderson and Guy I. Wade, III, "Supreme Court Holds NFL Intellectual Property Licensing Decisions Subject to Antitrust Scrutiny," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Alert, May 24, 2010
  • Co-author with Jonathan S. Franklin and Benjamin Vetter, "Supreme Court Adopts More Predictable Principal-Place-of-Business Test," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Alert, February 23, 2010
  • Co-author with Jonathan S. Abernethy and Daniel James Pirolo, "Skilling and the Future of Securities Fraud Cases," Securities Law 360, January 8, 2009
  • Co-author with Jonathan S. Abernethy and Daniel James Pirolo, "Fifth Circuit Affirms Skilling Conviction in Opinion That May Impact Future Securities Fraud Cases," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, January 2009
  • Co-author with Peter Stokes, "Fifth Circuit Emphasizes Strict Pleading Requirements for Securities Fraud Plaintiffs in Rare Interlocutory Reversal," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, August 4, 2008
  • Co-author with Daniel James Pirolo, "Chairman Cox Announces SEC's 2008 Priorities," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, February 12, 2008
  • Co-author with Peter Stokes, "Texas Court Curtails Discovery from Delaware Corporations in Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, February 2008
  • Co-author with Ellen Sessions, Gerard G. Pecht, Daniel James Pirolo, and Peter Stokes, "Supreme Court Curbs 'Scheme Liability' Lawsuits," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, January 2008
  • Co-author with Peter Stokes, "Ruling Tightens Rein on Securities Fraud Plaintiffs," Securities Law 360, August 9, 2007
  • Co-author with Carlos R. Rainer, "Fifth Circuit Erects 'Loss Causation' Hurdle to Certification of Securities Class Action Based on Fraud-on-the-Market Theory," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, May 2007
  • Contributor, "Trends in Energy Litigation 2007," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Energy Litigation Report, May 2007
  • Co-author with Seth Kretzer, "Texas Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Reach of State Antitrust Laws," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Client Alert, October 2006
  • "Developments in Oil and Gas Antitrust," Global Competition Review, December 1, 2005
  • Forum Non Conveniens Chapter, International Litigation, Defending and Suing Foreign Parties in U.S. Federal Courts, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, 2003
  • Robinson-Patman Act Chapter, Sample Jury Instructions in Civil Antitrust Cases, American Bar Association, 1999
  • Co-author, "Class Actions in the Oil and Gas Industry," 48th Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1997
  • Multistate Indirect Purchaser Class Actions:  Using Consumer Protection Statutes to Hurdle the Illinois Brick Wall, December 15, 2015
  • Co-Speaker,  "Antitrust Exemptions and Immunities 101," American Bar Association, January 13, 2017
  • American Bar Association
    • Antitrust Section
      • The Antitrust Source, Editorial Board (2004 - present)
      • Robinson-Patman Act Committee, Vice-Chair (2001 - 2004)
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Antitrust and Business Litigation Section, Council (2008 - 2010)
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Antitrust Section, Council Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • United Way Texas Gulf Coast
    • Alexis de Tocqueville Society
    • Women's Initiative