Elizabeth C. Rogers

Elizabeth C. Rogers


Elizabeth C. Rogers’s wide-ranging compliance background, including her role as the first Chief Privacy Officer in Texas state government, uniquely qualifies her as a cybersecurity business lawyer. Elizabeth gained extensive underlying subject matter experience, providing practical compliance counseling cybersecurity and privacy requirements, while collaborating with executive leadership and other critical stakeholders to develop the state’s first official Privacy Division. She also served on the breach response team and responded to numerous security incidents. Today, her practice draws from her wide-ranging internal responsibilities, but also includes supporting breach responses, performing privacy risk assessments, and creating enterprise-wide cybersecurity compliance frameworks across multiple industries, including retail, health care, financial services, energy and retail electric providers, education, and state and local government.

Elizabeth frequently speaks and publishes on topics trending in the business community about privacy and cybersecurity. She is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Cybersecurity and Privacy law, for the Master’s Program in Identity Management and Security for The University of Texas School of Information and also serves on the Council of the State Bar of Texas Computer and Technology Law Section. Outside of her law practice, she is a devoted supporter of the arts by service on the Boards of the Mexic-Arte Museum, the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) and Kids in a New Groove (KING).

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  • Advises and counsels numerous e-commerce and global store front retailers, financial institutions and other companies on cybersecurity risks, incidents and policy issues, including proactive cybersecurity readiness, including developing and conducting full-scale tabletop exercises for C-suite executives and Boards of Directors.
    • Advises clients on managing FTC Consent Orders and CIDs in connection with data security incidents.
    • Advises clients on FTC, OCR, SEC and state Attorney General investigations and enforcement actions for alleged data security and privacy violations.
  • Advises major health care providers and health plans on all aspects of HITECH security breaches, including OCR and state enforcement.
  • EU and Global Data Compliance Program Development based on the GDPRs, the Privacy Shield and other global laws and regulations.
  • Conducts all phases of online and offline privacy assessments and information security policy audits.
  • Development of global corporate records management programs, including policies, records retention schedules and training modules.
  • Evaluate practices associated with data analytics, "big data," and the Internet of Things.
  • Offer specialized counseling for fiduciaries, including Board Members, Board Committees and Named/Managing Fiduciaries of ERISA Plans and other asset plan managers, concerning their fiduciary obligations to provide adequate cybersecurity controls and best practices for information assets belonging to shareholders and plan participants.
  • Evaluate cyber liability insurance needs and negotiation of provisions in cyber liability insurance policies.
  • Merger and Acquisition support to assess privacy and security practices of target corporation, portfolio company, or start-up.
  • Support breach litigation and regulatory activities to remediate vulnerabilities in privacy and information security governance programs and/or information security standards.
  • Drafting and negotiating appropriate privacy and cybersecurity clauses in complex technology and other transactions.
  • Chief Privacy Officer, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, 2011-2014
  • General Counsel, State Bar of Texas, 2006-2009
  • Employment Law Advisor and Ethics Officer, Texas Office of the Attorney General, 1999-2006

Recognition & Leadership

  • Co-Chair, IP and Technology Law Affinity Group, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas, Computer & Technology Law Section
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, 2015-2016
    • Co-Chair, Leadership Academy, Class of 2015
    • Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2013-2015
    • Member, Leadership Academy, Class of 2013
    • Volunteer, National Adoption Day
  • Member, Cybersecurity Task Force, Greater Houston Partnership, 2017-Present
  • Former National Advisory Board Member, Future Privacy Forum
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Texas CIO Academy
  • Former Co-Chair, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Austin Knowledgenet
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA), Board of Directors
    • President, 2015-2016
    • Vice President, 2014-2015
    • Board Member, 2013- Present
  • Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas
    • Board Member, 2017-Present
  • Kids In a New Groove (KING), Austin, Texas
    • Board Member, 2017-Present
  • Board Member, St. Mary's University School of Law Foundation
    • Former President, Law Alumni Association
  • Former Board Member, KLRU-TV (Houston)
  • Former Board Member, Houston Society of Performing Arts
  • Former President-elect, Texas General Counsel Forum


  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., The University of Texas at El Paso, 1983
  • Texas