Brent Rogers is a trial lawyer with a natural propensity for understanding the most complex cases, organizing multiple moving pieces, and clearly explaining complicated evidence to judges and juries. Brent has been on his feet in courtrooms since the earliest days of his legal career, and has applied his understanding of technical matters in his trial work for clients like AbbVie, Energy Future Holdings, and Dow Chemical. In addition to his core commercial litigation practice, Brent has had key litigation roles in two of the largest bankruptcy cases of the last five years.

Now a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office, Brent began his career as a product specialist for Abbott Laboratories in its Diagnostics Division. He received his B.A. from Cornell University with distinction and graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School. Equally skilled in the courtroom and in pre-trial proceedings and litigation management, Brent focuses his practice on toxic tort, product liability, and restructuring matters.


Thought Leadership


“The Volume of Commerce Enigma,” The Antitrust Source, June 2008.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2007Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with High Honors2005

    Order of the Coif 

    Articles Editor, University of Chicago Law Review

  • Cornell UniversityB.A., Philosophy & Biologywith Distinction 2000
  • University of Cambridge1998–1999