Kristen M. Rogers is a partner at Olson Remcho LLP.
Ms. Rogers represents public and private clients in litigation over election law, education funding, public policy, and constitutional issues with a focus on federal litigation. Ms. Rogers also advises clients on political and government law matters, including conflict of interest and ethics regulations. Her work has focused on counseling clients on ballot measures and referenda, including drafting statewide and local ballot initiatives, and defending such measures in subsequent litigation, as well as redistricting.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rogers was a litigation associate with Farella Braun + Martel LLP, where she represented clients in high-stakes litigation in civil and criminal matters. From 2014 until mid-2015, she clerked for the Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Before that, she was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block LLP, where she represented clients in state and federal litigation on a variety of matters, including successful election redistricting cases involving novel state constitutional questions from the trial court level through expedited state supreme court review.
Throughout her legal career, Ms. Rogers has pursued a diverse pro bono practice, including representing clients seeking asylum and parole, and successfully challenging a statewide voter purge. During law school, Ms. Rogers interned at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, participated in Harvard’s Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, was a legislative history research assistant for Eloise Pasachoff on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and was an editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and Harvard Law and Policy Review. Prior to law school, she taught middle school American history and English language arts as part of Teach for America.
Ms. Rogers is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley (B.A. with honors; Phi Beta Kappa), Pace University (M.S.T.), and Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude). She was admitted to the California Bar in 2010 and the District of Columbia Bar in 2012.