Temple B’nai B’rith 174th Honoring Luncheon Sunday, October 27, 2019
We are proud to announce that Mr. Alex Rogers has been selected as our 2019 Honoree for Temple B’nai B’rith and our community. Alex will be honored on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estates in Dallas, PA. We would like to introduce you to Mr. Alex Rogers.
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Alex Rogers’s career has included private law practice, business, and public service.
As a lawyer, Alex represents victims of stockbroker and financial advisor misconduct. He has obtained substantial economic recovery for numerous clients in cases involving the sale of unsuitable investments, churning, fraud, unauthorized trading, and elder financial abuse. Prior to opening his law practice in Wilkes-Barre, Alex spent several years as a Washington, D.C. litigator for a leading international law firm, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes. Among his cases, Alex was on the team that defended Capital Cities/ABC TV and Peter Jennings for broadcasting the first news programs to report on the cigarette manufacturing process and its impact on smoking addiction – a legal defense that helped lead to unprecedented regulatory and other actions to promote public health.
Alex is the President of Bedwick & Jones Printing, a 58-year old commercial print and mailing firm serving corporate and non-profit clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to expanding the physical plant and services, the company has earned international accreditation for its adherence to the highest environmental and sustainability standards in the use of paper.
In public service, Alex was a Congressional Aide in Washington, D.C. and also served as part of a federal government initiative under President Clinton to promote economic development.
Alex is also active with multiple community and civic organizations. In addition to his service as Treasurer and Board Member for Temple B’nai B’rith, Alex has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Chair of the Board and the Campaign Chair of the United Way of the Wyoming Valley, Chair of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry Industrial Development Fund, Board Member for Leadership Wilkes-Barre and the Association for the Blind, and Committee Member for numerous fundraising initiatives.
His education included Amherst College (B.A., magna cum laude in Economics and American Studies) and the Columbia University School of Law (J.D., James Kent Scholar). At Columbia Law School, he was an Editor and Executive Board member of the Columbia Law Review and authored an article on the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that has been widely cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, federal trial and appellate courts, and constitutional scholars. At Columbia, Alex received the Charles Bathgate Beck Prize and the James A. Elkins Prize. Mr. Rogers clerked for Judge David M. Ebel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit during the 1993-1994 Term.
Alex and his wife Pam are the proud parents of Hannah, Daniel and Adam.