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Luke Rogan

Lead Scientific & Tech Analyst

Luke is a lead scientific and technical analyst in A&O Shearman's Advanced Delivery Legal team.

Prior to joining the firm, Luke completed a Ph.D. in chemistry at Queen’s University Belfast. His doctoral research incorporated a number of aspects of the chemical field, and focused on the development of industrially relevant, transition metal catalysts for aerobic alcohol oxidation. Luke has extensive experience working within a research laboratory and is the co-author of two peer-reviewed scientific articles.

His expertise covers many areas of the chemical sector, including green chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, inorganic, and organic chemistry. He has in depth knowledge in a range of analytical techniques. Prior to commencing his Ph.D. research, Luke obtained a first class honours degree in chemistry with extended studies in Europe. During his degree program, Luke spent a year at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Since joining the firm in 2016, Luke has worked alongside the global legal team on a number of IP Litigation matters. His work has centred on technical research, including, the analysis of patents and scientific literature, monitoring competitor outputs, and locating and working with expert witnesses. In addition, Luke has worked to draft reports summarising the technical background of fields relating to IP litigation.

Luke has spent six months on secondment to the IP Litigation team in London. He recently completed a postgraduate diploma in law, at BPP University.

Published Work

  • L. Rogan, N. L. Hughes, Q. Cao, L. M. Dornan and M. J. Muldoon, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 1720-1725.
  • Q. Cao, L. M. Dornan, L. Rogan, N. L. Hughes and M. J. Muldoon, Chem Commun., 2014, 50, 4245-4543.



Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP University, 2022

Ph.D. Chemistry, Queen’s University Belfast, 2016

B.Sc. (Honours) Chemistry with Extended Studies in Europe (1st class), Queen’s University Belfast, 2012

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.