Cowie, Roger B.

Roger B. Cowie

Partner
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Roger Cowie concentrates on commercial and securities litigation, class actions, antitrust litigation and government investigations. He has represented numerous officers, directors and corporations in shareholder class actions, shareholder derivative actions, SEC enforcement actions and government investigations based on allegations of securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. He also works with life insurance companies in class action, mass action, and multidistrict litigation over allegedly deceptive sales practices and in regulatory investigations.

Roger also represents financial services companies in antitrust litigation and governmental investigations. More recently, he has been working with our IP lawyers in defending our financial services clients in so-called "business method patent" litigation. Roger is also a Certified Public Accountant and the head of the Firm's Securities Litigation Practice Group.

Roger Cowie concentrates on commercial and securities litigation, class actions, antitrust litigation and government investigations. He has represented numerous officers, directors and corporations in shareholder class actions, shareholder derivative actions, SEC enforcement actions and government investigations based on allegations of securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. He also works with life insurance companies in class action, mass action, and multidistrict litigation over allegedly deceptive sales practices and in regulatory investigations.

Roger also represents financial services companies in antitrust litigation and governmental investigations. More recently, he has been working with our IP lawyers in defending our financial services clients in so-called "business method patent" litigation. Roger is also a Certified Public Accountant and the head of the Firm's Securities Litigation Practice Group.

Roger's experience includes:

  • Represented numerous officers, directors and corporations in shareholder class actions, shareholder derivative actions, SEC enforcement actions and government investigations based on allegations of securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and illegal business practices
  • Represented numerous life insurance companies in class action, mass action and multidistrict litigation with policyholders over allegedly fraudulent sales practices
  • Represented financial institutions, corporations and real estate limited partnerships in numerous actions alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud
  • Represented financial institutions in lawsuits involving antitrust claims and business method patents
Reported Decisions
  • Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, 440 S.W.3d 18 (Tex. 2014)
  • In re LIBOR-Based Fin. Instruments Antitrust Litig., 935 F. Supp. 2d 666 (SDNY 2013)
  • Realtime Data, LLC v. Morgan Stanley, 897 F. Supp. 2d 146 (SDNY 2012)
  • Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, 356 S.W.3d 496 (Tex. 2011)
  • In re Advance Payroll Funding, Ltd. v. Landry Marks Partners, LP, 254 S.W.3d 710 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2008)
  • Myer v. Americo Life, Inc., 469 F.3d 731 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • In re Dynegy, Inc. Securities Litigation, 226 F.R.D. 263 (S.D. Tex. 2005)
  • In re Dynegy, Inc. Securities Litigation, 339 F. Supp. 2d 804 (S.D. Tex. 2004)
  • Penny v. Orthalliance, Inc., 255 F. Supp. 2d 579 (N.D. Tex. 2003)
  • Cohen v. Orthalliance, Inc., 252 F. Supp. 2d 761 (N.D. Ind. 2003)
  • Fla. Dep't of Ins. v. Chase Bank of Tex. N.A., 274 F.3d 924 (5th Cir. 2001)
  • Prieto v. John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co., 132 F. Supp. 2d 506 (N.D. Tex. 2001)
  • Jones v. Bush, 122 F. Supp. 2d 713 (N.D. Tex. 2000)
  • Crown Life Ins. Co. v. Casteel, 22 S.W.3d 378 (Tex. 2000)
  • Tex. Commerce Bank N.A. v. Florida Dep't of Ins., 138 F.3d 179 (5th Cir. 1998)
  • Bank One, Texas, N.A. v. The Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 878 F. Supp. 943 (N.D. Tex. 1995)
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., with high honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1992
  • B.B.A., Accounting,

    summa cum laude

    , Texas Tech University, 1987
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association