Laura Rogers

Managing Director

Laura L. Rogers brings more than 35 years of expertise in investigation, litigation, and policy experience in state and federal child sexual abuse, sexual assault and harassment, and domestic violence matters. As a member of Guidepost’s Institutional Integrity Practice, she has participated in high profile investigations and compliance matters including the Southern Baptist Convention investigation, the Oxford Michigan School shooting investigation, and a myriad of other sexual abuse and harassment matters all conducted with a trauma informed approach.

At the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Rogers lead the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Violence Against Women and was the founding director of the SMART Office. She provided federal leadership to reduce domestic violence, sexual assault, and harassment, strengthened services to victims, administered the national standards of the sex offender registration and notification act (SORNA), oversaw the national sex offender public website, spearheaded creation of the tribal sex offender registry, and worked closely with American Indians and Alaska natives. She has extensive grant experience overseeing the administration of over $3.2 billion in grants annually while guarding against fraud and abuse. 

Ms. Rogers is a former prosecutor with over 120 felony jury trials in child sexual assault, child homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, and other offenses. She has served as deputy director of the department of navy’s criminal law division and director of the litigation practice division. As a senior attorney at the national district attorneys association’s American prosecutors research institute, Ms. Rogers has lectured nationally and internationally on child homicide, sexual abuse, criminal investigations, expert witnesses and a plethora of evidentiary trial issues. 

Ms. Rogers has served on several non-profit boards, most notably, the national review board for the Catholic church. During her two terms she assisted in the revision of the charter for the protection of children and young people, chaired the audit committee, worked to standardize safe environment programs, directed a review that identified regional-level organizational issues associated with child abuse cases and served as the liaison to the conference of Major Superiors of Men. She served two terms on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia diocesan review board and was the founding chair of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus Review Board on Sexual Abuse and Pastoral Conduct where she spearheaded child sexual abuse investigations.

As an adjunct law professor, Ms. Rogers has taught trial practice at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and California Western School of Law in San Diego for a combined six years.

Did You Know?

Adoptees themselves, Laura and her husband Cully adopted four children from Russia.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Santa Clara University

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Guidepost Solutions Welcomes Laura L. Rogers, formerly of the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, Expanding Institutional Integrity Practice

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