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Cory is the practice group leader for Business Litigation. He represents clients in a wide array of complex litigation, as well as investigative, administrative and regulatory matters at the federal, state and local levels. Many of Cory’s matters have involved parallel criminal investigations, enforcement actions, suits by state attorneys general, and follow-on civil litigation.

Cory has played a substantial role in representative trial-level matters that include defending a national retailer in a state attorney general’s investigation and lawsuit (and follow-on class action lawsuits); defending a major accounting firm in a nationwide class action lawsuit; defending an international airline against antitrust claims in Multidistrict Litigation; enforcing a cable network’s ability to control the content of its programming; and challenging a city’s plan to build a new professional football stadium.

Cory also has significant appellate experience before the Supreme Court of the United States and in several of the federal courts of appeals. Representative appellate-level matters in which he has played a substantial role include twice challenging the legality of the SEC’s controversial mutual fund governance rule on behalf of a national business association; enforcing a nationwide class action settlement on behalf of a national managed care company; seeking to overturn a nationwide class certification order on behalf of a large automaker; and defending the immunity of a national self-regulatory organization before an en banc court.

Cory has substantial experience conducting internal corporate investigations. He has also represented companies and individuals before federal agencies and departments, in both civil and criminal matters. He has helped clients navigate through several types of investigations and actions, including securities enforcement, antitrust, accounting, and fraud, while advising clients regularly on administrative and regulatory issues.

Other Info About Cory

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Washington, D.C., 2001-2008

  • Complex civil litigation
  • Appellate litigation
  • Investigative, administrative and regulatory matters at the federal, state and local levels

Education

Law School

Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2000, with honors

Duke University School of Law, LL.M, 2000, with honors

Served on the Duke Law Journal

Moot Court Board

Undergraduate School

Princeton University, A.B., 1997, with honors

Clerkships

Cory served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2000-2001

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Summer 1998

Bar Memberships

Cory is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

District of Columbia

Kentucky

Virginia

Courts

Cory is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2021

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021-22

Louisville Business First, 20 People to Know Law

Louisville Magazine, Top Lawyer

Kentucky Rising Stars®, 2015

Frost Brown Todd Mentor of the Year, 2012

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Uniform Law Commission (National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws), Kentucky Commissioner, 2018-Present

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Pathfinder Program Facilitator, 2019

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Mentor

Kentucky Bar Association, 2008

District of Columbia Bar Association, 2002

Virginia State Bar, 2000

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Princeton Alumni Association of Louisville, President, 2015-Present

Alumni Council of Princeton University, Executive Committee Member, 2017-2019

Alumni Association of Princeton University, Committee on Regional Associations, Member, 2017-2019

Leadership Louisville Program, Class of 2011

Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2009

Friends of the Louisville Zoo, Past Board Member

Firm Committees

Cory serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Chair

Member Compensation Committee, Member

Nominating Committee, former Member

Recruiting Committee, former Member

Women’s Initiative Committee, former Member

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