Professional Title: Chief Counsel
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), US Department of Transportation
Sessions: Fireside Chat
"Andrew Rogers was named Chief Counsel of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in January 2021. In this role, Mr. Rogers oversees and coordinates all legal services for the 2,700-person agency and management of the $59 billion Federal-aid highway program. Mr. Rogers leads professionals across three headquarters divisions, four field divisions, and the Federal lands division, who together serve to advance the mission and strategic goals of the Federal Highway Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Rogers provides legal advice and strategic guidance on grant and program administration, federal legislation, regulatory affairs, environmental compliance, and all related litigation. Most recently, Mr. Rogers served as Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he was the chief legal advisor for United States Senators and staff on legal and policy issues related to transportation, energy, and environmental law. Previously, Mr. Rogers served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the American Association for Justice, where he managed federal advocacy before Congress and federal regulators. He began his legal career in private practice in Detroit, Michigan as a litigator. Mr. Rogers holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Business and Political Science from Kalamazoo College and earned his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School."