Roger Hart serves as Of Counsel to the firm, working primarily on matters related to the payments industry and other general business matters.
Mr. Hart was with Chase Paymentech for 18 years, serving as its general counsel for the last 14 of those years. In that capacity he was a member of Chase Paymentech’s senior management team and was responsible for all business, corporate and other legal matters in which the company was involved in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has been involved in all facets of the payments business. He led the negotiation of several significant transactions, including major agreements with Chase Paymentech’s primary outside processor and the acquisition of Chase Paymentech’s Canadian processing business. Prior to joining Chase Paymentech, Mr. Hart worked as a financial services lawyer at both the former Dallas law firm of Hughes & Luce and Bank of America.
Mr. Hart is a 1983 graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law (now known as SMU Dedman School of Law), where he earned the prestigious Order of the Coif honor and was a member of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce.