Susan L. Rogers
Susan Rogers has 30 years of experience in the tax policy and advocacy field, including 19 years of experience managing global and US tax policy issues for a Top 10 Fortune 500 company, BP, and 5 years as Majority Tax Counsel to the House Ways & Means Committee.
Ms. Rogers has broad experience in the tax policy field in Washington, D.C. as well as in the international tax community, and a thorough understanding of the US tax code as well as the tax legislative process in the US and the process for the development of international tax rules (e.g., at the OECD). She has an extensive network of contacts within the U.S. and international tax community including the Congress and U.S. Treasury, global government organizations, business NGOs and the business community.
She holds a J.D. degree and an LLM in Taxation degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. degree in Russian Studies from the University of the South and a Master’s degree in Russian Studies from Vanderbilt.
Her 19 years of experience as in-house lead legislative tax counsel and Head of Global Tax Policy has given her excellent insight into how to effectively manage a company’s tax policy issues internally within the Tax Department and with Senior Management and how to effectively advocate for a company externally in industry trade groups, on Capitol Hill and at Treasury, and within the business community. Ms. Rogers also held leadership roles in several business associations including the International Tax and Investment Center, the US Council for International Business, the National Foreign Trade Council and the Organization for International Investment.
Ms. Rogers served as Majority Tax Counsel to the House Ways & Means Committee from 1985-1990, working on several major tax bills including the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which is the last comprehensive overhaul of the US tax code. From her government experience, Ms. Rogers has extensive experience in formulating legislative proposals and drafting legislation and Committee reports. From her experience in the private sector consulting field, she has engaged in advising clients with respect to legislation and treaty issues and assisting them in advocacy on their tax issues before the Congress, Treasury and international tax organizations.
While at BP, Ms. Rogers played the key role in the formation and leadership of the Tax Department’s Global Tax Policy Team. The Team coordinated tax policy issues worldwide and managed issues related to the OECD BEPS project and the work of other global government organizations (e.g., the IMF). The Team project included management of the key issue matrix with advocacy strategy plans, an annual lobby workshop, Senior Management reports, an internal website and team global projects.
Prior experience includes a position as Counsel to Baker & McKenzie in the Washington D.C. office, where she established the firm’s tax legislative practice. Ms. Rogers has also practiced corporate and business tax law in a Washington DC area law firm, and she served as Legislative Assistant to a member of Congress for 4 years.