Sandra Phillips Rogers
Title: Group Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Sandra Phillips Rogers
Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Sandra Phillips Rogers is group vice president, general counsel and chief legal officer of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). In this role, she leads the legal services function for Toyota's operations in North America, Toyota Legal One (TL1). She is also a member of the company’s global leadership team and serves as corporate secretary for several Toyota North American affiliates.
Previously, Phillips Rogers was vice president and deputy general counsel, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., where she helped manage the company’s most significant class action, securities and product litigation matters, and government and regulatory investigations.
Prior to joining Toyota in June 2012, Phillips Rogers was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She also served as senior vice president, associate general counsel and chief litigation counsel at Pfizer Inc., and as managing partner of the Houston office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
Phillips Rogers is a founding member of the Center for Women in Law at The University of Texas School of Law, the recipient of the 2016 Legacy Award from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, and received the 2008 Defense Research Institute’s Diversity Pioneer Award. She serves on the Boards of YWCA USA, United Way Metropolitan Dallas, and the University of Texas Law School Foundation. In 2017, Texas Lawyer recognized Phillips Rogers as General Counsel Impact Player of the Year. Also in 2017, she was named one of Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful Women in Business and a Burton Foundation Legend in Law.
Phillips Rogers holds Bachelor of Journalism and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Favorite Quote: “To whom much is given, much will be required.”
Book That Shaped My Life: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This book inspired me to become a lawyer and a community servant.
Car I’m Driving Now: 2018 Lexus LC 500. I love the sound of the engine as it starts up.
Favorite Figure from History: Harriet Tubman. I am inspired by her courage, perseverance, and her ability to make a way for others against all odds.