Roger, a partner of the firm, focuses his practice primarily in the firm’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Group. He represents the interests of tenants, investors, consumers, and small businesses in the areas of shareholder rights, antitrust law, consumer fraud and rent regulation.
While with the firm, Roger successfully argued Maddicks v Big City (34 NY3d 116 ) before New York’s highest court, a landmark decision establishing dismissal standards for class actions. In addition to other victories, he prevailed in Simpson v 16-26 East 105th (176 AD3d 481 [1st Dept 2020] [holding that DHCR’s default formula is not a penalty prohibited in a class action]) andMontera v KMR Amsterdam, (193 AD3d 102  [holding that a landlord’s deregulation of a unit, contrary to a Court of Appeals directive, demonstrated “hallmarks of fraud.”]).
Roger obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis. While in law school, he was an editor for the Washington University Journal of Law and Public Policy, and President of the Federalist Society. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from Arizona State University. Apart from maintaining an active practice, Roger is also an amateur historian. He is working on his first book, a biography of Thurlow Weed, a prominent 19th Century politician who worked as Abraham Lincoln's campaign advisor.