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Jacqueline A. Rogers

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Jacqueline A. Rogers is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group and her practice involves corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, including stockholder class and derivative litigation, alternative entity litigation, and complex commercial disputes. Her experience also includes litigating and providing advice concerning various statutory proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law, such as indemnification and advancement suits, stockholder appraisal actions, litigation involving contested director elections, and books and records demands.

Jacqueline is an Executive Editor of Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery (Lexis Law Publishing), which is recognized as a leading authority on Delaware corporate and commercial practice and has been cited by the Delaware courts in approximately 500 published opinions.

Jacqueline is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Associates Committee. She also has an active pro bono practice, representing victims of domestic violence through the Delaware Volunteer Legal Service’s Protection from Abuse Program.

Representative Matters

  • Rent-A-Center, Inc. in the successful defense of its termination of a $1.4 billion merger agreement with private equity firm Vintage Capital Management, LLC.  (Vintage Rodeo Parent, LLC v. Rent-A-Center, Inc.,A. No. 2018-0927-SG (March 14, 2019) (Glasscock, V.C.))
  • Former directors of IDEV Technologies, Inc. in successful dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty claims (Sheldon v. Pinto Technology Ventures, C.A. No. 2017-0838-MTZ (Del. Ch. Jan. 25, 2019) (V.C. Zurn))
  • National Amusements Inc. and Shari Redstone in litigation with CBS over a proposed dilutive dividend
  • Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and its directors in class action litigation concerning Kindred’s acquisition by Humana Inc., TPG, and Welsh Carson
  • Gordon Ramsay in successful petition to dissolve and wind up GR Burgr, LLC (In re GR BURGR, LLC, C.A. No. 12825-VCS (Del. Ch. Aug. 25, 2017) (Slights, V.C.))
  • Simmons & Co. International in class action litigation alleging that the investment bank aided and abetted a special committee’s breach of fiduciary duty in approving related-party transaction
  • Bob Evans Farms, Inc. in response to books and records demand
  • Simon Property Group in commercial litigation relating to joint venture projects
  • Lorillard, Inc. and its board in class action litigation related to Reynolds American Inc.’s acquisition of Lorillard
  • Alpha Natural Resources in successful defense of class action litigation concerning its acquisition of Massey Energy Company (In re Massey Energy Company Derivative and Class Action Litigation, C.A. No. 5430-CB (Del. Ch. May 4, 2017) (C. Bouchard))
  • National Amusements Inc. in litigation concerning a contested election of Viacom directors and amendments to Viacom’s bylaws
  • Gentiva Health Services, Inc. in class action litigation related to Kindred Healthcare, Inc.’s acquisition of Gentiva and related stockholder appraisal action
  • Alpha Natural Resources relating to a former director/officer’s petition for indemnification and advancement
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Education

The College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012

  • Member, William & Mary Law Review
  • Articles Editor, William & Mary Business Law Review
  • Best Corporate Brief Winner, 2012 Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition at Widener University School of Law
  • 2012 Gambrell Professionalism Award (recognizing excellence in legal writing, research, analysis, and client relations)

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006

  • Goldstone Prize for Best Senior Honors Thesis

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2012
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2017

Professional Activities and Honors

Delaware State Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Association of Women Lawyers

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2018 Pathfinder

Cooperating Attorney, Delaware ACLU