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Worcester, Corey

Corey Worcester

Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7471, Direct Fax: +1 (212) 849 7100
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Corey Worcester’s broad commercial litigation experience is complemented by his ability to take cases through to trial when the need arises, which he has done more than twenty times. Mr. Worcester’s practice includes a variety of complex commercial actions, including dozens of class actions, multidistrict litigations, bankruptcies, and other multi-party and multi-forum commercial matters, including arbitrations, mediations and regulatory proceedings.

Throughout his career, Mr. Worcester has represented corporations, insurance companies, officers and directors, financial institutions, “Big Four” accounting firms and other clients in securities and ERISA class actions, actions against short-sellers, derivative actions, patent and trademark actions, antitrust litigation, insurance disputes, contract disputes, bankruptcies, and other matters in federal and state courts. Additionally, he has represented clients in connection with proceedings and investigations before the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, US International Trade Commission (ITC) under Section 337 and other agencies and regulatory bodies.

Mr. Worcester was named a "Super Lawyer" by New York Super Lawyers in the fields of antitrust, banking, and business litigation. In 2015, Mr. Worcester was named Multidistrict Litigator of the year by Corporate LiveWire magazine, and in 2017 was named a “Top Attorney Under 40” in the area of insurance litigation by Law360. He is also recognized by Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer for insurance litigation.

  • Represent Corcept Therapeutics with respect to market manipulation defense against short sellers.
  • Represent Burford Capital with respect to market manipulation defense against short sellers.
  • Represented Amira Nature Foods, Inc. with respect to offensive and defensive litigation
  • Represent Corcept Therapeutics in securities class action litigation relating to purported misstatements concerning sales practices.
  • Represent National General in securities class action litigation relating to purported misstatements related to National Generals disclosures concerning lender placed insurance.
  • Represent National General in nationwide class actions alleging RICO violations, arising out of Wells Fargo’s lender placed insurance program.
  • In a case of first impression in the reinsurance industry, obtained affirmance from the Second Circuit in Infrassure Ltd. v.  First Mutual Transportation Assur. Co. (Second Circuit)in  a declaratory judgment action involving property damage claims suffered as a result of Superstorm Sandy.   The cedent sought to compel  arbitration under the London Arbitration Clauses, where the certificate also contained a New York arbitration clause.  The Second Circuit rejected the cedent’s  argument that “UK and Bermuda Insurers Only” should be disregarded under the “Titles Clause” of the Reinsurance Certificate, which provided that the titles of the certificate’s provisions have no meaning.
  • Represented a major private equity fund in Delaware Chancery Court in a dispute arising out of portfolio company corporate governance and exit rights.
  • Represented Haymon Sports and its CEO, Alan Haymon, the most prominent boxing manager in the sport, in a $300 million antitrust lawsuit by Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy promotion companies. The plaintiffs alleged that Haymon attempted to monopolize the market for promotion of Championship-Caliber Boxers through a “tie-out” clause in their management contracts, as well as a series of exclusive contracts with free network television and basic cable networks. On summary judgment, we demonstrated to the Court that Golden Boy’s claims were factually and legally meritless, and the Court agreed, dismissing all antitrust claims with prejudice and throwing the case out.
  • Achieved dismissal of E*TRADE securities in class action litigation arising out of allegations of High Frequency Trading.
  • Achieved dismissal of contract claims against E*TRADE Financial Corporation brought by Harvey Keitel.
  • Achieved dismissal of securities and state law claims brought against E*TRADE Financial Corporation and E*TRADE Securities in actions based on payment for order flow.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing claims for conspiracy against reinsurer National Indemnity in Ford Motor Co. v. National Indemnity (E.D. Va.), a case where plaintiff is challenging a loss portfolio reinsurance structure.
  • Obtained dismissal for Sandoz AG, Sandoz International GmbH, and two individuals in federal and court litigation arising out of the merger of Sandoz Inc. and Oriel Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against Access Industries in litigation arising out of a corporate governance dispute between shareholders that is pending in New York state court.
  • Represented Access Industries and its subsidiaries in shareholder class action litigation arising out of Access’ purchase of Warner Music Group.  Successfully negotiated a dismissal with prejudice for Access Industries and its subsidiaries.
  • Successfully represented three broker-dealers and an individual in an antitrust investigation brought by the attorneys general of three states.
  • Represented Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data to global travel companies, in antitrust litigation brought by American Airlines alleging monopolization and conspiracy claims under the antitrust laws. 
  • Represented National Union Fire Insurance Co. in coverage litigation arising out of Boston’s infamous “Big Dig” tunnel collapse. National Union v. Modern Continental Construction Co.
  • Represented Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation in a breach of contract dispute with another pharmaceutical company.
  • Columbia Law School
    (J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2002)
    • Columbia Business Law Review:
      • Sr. Articles Editor (2001-2002)
      • Member, Board of Directors (2010-present)
  • Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations
    (B.S., 1999)
The State Bar of New York; Supreme Court of the United States; United States Court of Appeals: Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit; United States District Courts: Eastern District of Michigan, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York; United States Tax Court
  • Howrey, LLP:
    • Counsel, 2009-2011
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP:
    • Associate, 2002-2009
  • Named by SuperLawyers as a "rising star" in the New York Metro area in antitrust.
  • Named by SuperLawyers as a “super lawyer” in the New York Metro area in antitrust, banking, and business litigation.
  • Named by Corporate LiveWire as the Multidistrict Litigator of the year.
  • Named by Law360 as a “Top Attorney Under 40”.
  • Named by Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer for insurance litigation.
  • New York City Bar
  • Federal Bar Council
  • American Bar Association (member of Professional Liability Litigation Committee)