Brooke Rodgers is a founding member, majority owner, and Managing Partner of Steinman & Rodgers LLP – a SBA-certified Woman Owned Small Business boutique firm, specializing in international anti-corruption compliance. Brooke's work in compliance and investigations relates primarily to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as other foreign and domestic laws and regulations that apply to U.S. corporations doing business abroad.
Clients seek her guidance to develop and implement effective compliance strategies in challenging jurisdictions and circumstances and to navigate the delicate balance of legal requirements and business needs. Brooke has experience designing, implementing, and testing compliance programs in organizations of all sizes. She regularly assists with the establishment, maintenance, and upgrade of due diligence policies and procedures.
In addition to her anti-corruption work, Brooke regularly assists clients in writing contracts with intermediaries, designing lawful compensation structures in restrictive jurisdictions, settling disputes with intermediaries, and negotiating settlements with former contracting partners. Brooke is regularly called upon to conduct anti-corruption training for clients' marketing personnel, as well as their overseas intermediaries and business partners around the globe.
Brooke’s work has taken her to Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as to clients’ manufacturing and business facilities across the United States. She works with an extensive network of local counsel around the world on foreign legal issues and in developing strategies to overcome the challenges inherent in transnational operations.
While at William and Mary, Brooke took several courses in international and comparative law.
"One of the things I love about my work is that I actually practice comparative law every day. This is one of the things our clients come to us for. There is a real need for lawyers who understand how differences in legal structure as well as substance in various countries impact everyday undertakings.
My W&M professors, and especially the focus they maintained on providing us with practical information about practicing in the world of diverse legal traditions, prepared me for my career in ways that I believe are unique to the school."