Paul Rogers

C. Paul Rogers III

Of Counsel



Paul Rogers focuses on antitrust litigation and counseling arising under the Sherman, Clayton, and Robinson-Patman Acts. Paul has worked with a wide variety of clients in the manufacturing, health care, energy, telecommunications, non-profit, technology, franchisor, and service provider industries. The former Dean of the Southern Methodist University School of Law, he has more than thirty-five years consulting experience in antitrust matters with numerous companies, including those in the Fortune 500, as well as prominent law firms throughout the country. He has written frequently for journals and given CLE presentations on antitrust topics. His antitrust casebook, now in its fourth edition, is used at many law schools throughout the country.

Representative Experience

  • Serving as a consultant for the plaintiff in an antitrust suit involving the safety syringe industry
  • Served as a consultant for chicken growers in a class action against chicken processors
  • Served as an expert in defense of a class action involving the retail tire industry
  • Served as a consultant in defense of a class action against Texas automobile dealers
  • Served as a consultant in a large monopolization suit involving the hospital bed industry
  • Advised a small dairy cooperative in an antitrust case brought against a very large dairy company
  • Represented large group of electric utilities in a Request for a Business Review letter from the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice
  • Provided expert opinion for large law firm defending malpractice claim from allegedly faulty antitrust advice
  • Advised on antitrust implications of a proposed sale of significant gypsum board manufacturer to a competitor
  • Served as expert in a predatory pricing case involving the mobile home tire and wheel industry

Professional History

  • Of Counsel, Locke Lord LLP (since 1996)
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    • Professor of Law (1980 - Present)
    • Dean (1988 - 1997)
    • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1982 - 1986)
    • Visiting Scholar, University of Edinburgh (1986)
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Law, Loyola University of Chicago (1977 - 1981)
  • Private Practice, Pennsylvania (1973 - 1976)

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Elected member, American Law Institute
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Charter Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Dallas Bar Foundation (1992 - 2000)
  • Chair, Dallas 2012 Ethics Oversight Committee (1999 - 2001)
  • Board of Directors, Committee for a Qualified Judiciary (1997 - 2008)
  • Board of Directors, Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation (2009 – present)
  • Board of Overseers, Catholic Diocese Inner City Education Fund (1995 - 2003)
  • Dispute Mediation Service, Inc. (1993 - 2004)
    • Director
    • Past President
  • Board of Directors, GTE-SMU Athletic Forum (1989 - Present)
  • Steering Committee, Dallas Chamber of Commerce International Dispute Resolution Center Initiative (1993 - 1995)
  • Board of Directors, Cotton Bowl Association (1991 - 1993)
  • Southwest Athletic Conference
    • President (1991 - 1993)
    • Vice-President (1989 - 1991)
  • Steering Committee, Conference on the Professions (annual conference for physicians, clergy and lawyers) (1988 - 1997)