Gregory Rogus has extensive trial experience in both federal and state courts, particularly in the areas of employment discrimination, unlawful retaliation and wrongful discharge, police and public official liability, governmental entity liability, civil rights, work site accidents, premises liability, and the provision of security.
Mr. Rogus has also argued numerous cases before federal and state appellate courts, resulting in several significant reported decisions. For example, in 1996, he persuaded the United States Supreme Court, in Jaffee v. Redmond, to recognize a psychotherapist-patient privilege applicable in federal civil cases. Mr. Rogus has also argued three times before the Illinois Supreme Court, and numerous times before the Illinois Appellate Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
In addition to his court practice, Mr. Rogus has represented clients before a variety of state and federal commissions, including the EEOC, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Mr. Rogus and his wife reside in North Barrington, Illinois. He serves as the president of The Falls of Wynstone Homeowners Association.
Loyola University of Chicago, B.A., 1977, magna cum laude
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1980
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
PUBLISHED APPELLATE OPINIONS
Jaffee v Redmond, 518 US 1
Sherman v Community Consolidated School District No. 21, 8 F3d 1160
Apostol v Landau, 957 F2d 339
Nelson v Thomas, 282 Ill.App.3d 818
McCormick v Maplehurst Winter Sports Ltd., 166 Ill.App3d 93
Great Southwest Fire Insurance Co. v Greenlee, 134 Ill.App.3d 816
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Gateway Foundation, Chicago, IL, "Jaffee v. Redmond: Foundation, Implications, and Limitations of the Supreme Court's Recognition of the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege" (March 28, 2013).
- Law Bulletin Seminars 7th Annual Employment Law Conference, Chicago, IL," Social Media and Technology: Tools or Traps for Employers;" "Screening and Investigating Prospective Employees," panelist (September 19, 2012).
- LexisNexis Emerging Issues Webinar Series, "Social Media and Employment Policy Considerations" (June 20, 2012).
- Business & Legal Reports' Human Resources Audio Conference, "Nine Deadly Sins of Hiring & Recruiting" (June 10, 2008).
- ABA/APA National Institute on Psychological and Neuropsychological Evidence, "Privilege and Confidentiality With Respect to Psychological Testimony and Evidence Injury Litigation: An Overview of Current Law" (April 21-22, 2005).
- Police Liability in Illinois Seminar, "Defenses Available to Individual Police Officers, Supervisors, Officials, and Administrators in Federal and State Court Civil Litigation" (December 18, 2002).
- "Supreme Court Update: Decisions In Three Employment-Related Cases," co-author, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Employment Law Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2 (Spring 2008).
- "Ross v. May Company: Unilateral Handbook Revisions And Across-The-Board New Benefits Do Not Eradicate A Long-Time Employee's Contract Rights," co-author, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Employment Law Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2 (Spring 2008).
- "Preventing Plaintiff Windfalls: Judicial Estoppel Of Non-Disclosed Employment Discrimination Claims," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Employment Law Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2 (Summer 2007).
- "Thou Shalt Not Discriminate: An Overview Of Legal Principles & Practical Considerations For Avoiding Religious Discrimination Claims In The Workplace," co-author, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Employment Law Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2 (Summer 2007).
- "Burlington Northern v. White: Supreme Impact on Title VII Retaliation Claims," co-author, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Employment Law Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 (Summer 2006).
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Defense Research Institute
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, Hearing Board (appointed to serve March 2013 - February 2014)
Recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer (a designation limited to less than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois), nominated and selected by peers in the legal community.
Selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers list (no more than 5% of lawyers in the state are selected), nominated and selected by peers in the legal community (2005-2013).