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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Master of Public Health, 2015
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  • Auburn University, B.A., 1997, summa cum laude with honors
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  • Alabama, 2001
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April Rogers
Special Counsel
One Federal Place, Suite 1100
1819 5th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
205.244.5223 tel
205.244.5429 fax

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April S. Rogers is special counsel in the firm’s Birmingham office in the Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and a member of the Healthcare Industry Group. She focuses her practice on healthcare organization and policy, public health programs, HIPAA, HITECH, and health insurance.  She has served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, in the courses Public Health Law and Health Insurance/Managed Care. 

Ms. Rogers recently served as a project assistant in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. In this role she evaluated established nationwide Faith-based Community Health Networks to identify aspects of successful models and analyzed published research concerning network results. She also identified potential funding sources to support program growth available under Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, through federal and state grants and through hospital and educational institution partnerships, and identified potential associated legal liabilities.

Ms. Rogers was also a staff attorney at the University of Alabama School of Law, Civil Law Clinic, advising and representing clients in disaster recovery matters. She began her legal career in private practice where she handled matters in various areas including class action and multidistrict litigation, financial services litigation, business and fiduciary torts, environmental and toxic torts, insurance defense claims, and pharmaceuticals litigation.

Ms. Rogers received her juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2001 and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, summa cum laude with honors, from Auburn University in 1997. In addition to her juris doctor degree, Ms. Rogers also earned a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015. 

Representative Matters

  • Representing tornado victims with litigation issues regarding domestic issues, land-lord tenant issues, FEMA negotiation (awards and repayment), and legal disputes with contractors, storage facilities and other service providers.
  • Representing clients in connection with various aspects of complex and class action litigation involving financial services litigation, business and fiduciary torts, environmental and toxic torts, insurance defense claims, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Representing clients in obtaining or opposing temporary restraining orders and associated litigation in various aspects of business areas, including generic drug contractual agreements and ANDAs.
  • Representing clients in multidistrict litigation (specifically pharmaceuticals).

News

Publications

  • "The Benefit of Bifurcation of Trials and Discovery"
    National Law Journal, December 4, 2006

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Canterbury United Methodist Church, Member and Youth Sunday School Teacher
  • Girl Scouts (Leader, 2012 to date)