July 7, 2008
News Release 08-067
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

ROGERS NAMED NEW ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE AT U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Shara L. Aranoff, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), announced today that Judge Robert K. Rogers has been named an Administrative Law Judge at the ITC. Rogers will manage litigation, preside over evidentiary hearings, and make initial determinations in the agency's investigations involving unfair practices in import trade. These investigations most often involve allegations of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.

Rogers served as a Supervisory Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals in Irvine, CA, from April 2007 until his ITC appointment. He previously served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC, from 2005 to 2007 and at the Office of Hearings and Appeals with the Social Security Administration in Sacramento, CA, from 1994 to 2005.

Prior to that, Rogers served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Thousand Oaks, CA, from 1992 to 1995. From 1986 to 1992, he was in private practice as an attorney in Auburn, CA. He served as a City Attorney with the City of South San Francisco from 1980 to 1986.

Rogers holds a juris doctor degree from Brigham Young University's Clark Law School and a bachelor degree from San Diego State University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.

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