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Cory E. Manning

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Born and raised in central Iowa, Cory E. Manning is well acquainted with hard work and grit, character traits that led him to a state wrestling championship in high school and a full athletic scholarship in college.  As a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, who practices in the areas of corporate investigations,...

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Born and raised in central Iowa, Cory E. Manning is well acquainted with hard work and grit, character traits that led him to a state wrestling championship in high school and a full athletic scholarship in college.  As a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, who practices in the areas of corporate investigations, securities litigation, business litigation, and class action defense, he continues to summon these qualities when providing legal advice to his clients. He has been with the Firm since 2005 and co-chairs its White Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice group.

 

securities litigation, business litigation, and class action defense, he continues to summon these qualities when providing legal advice to his clients. He has been with the Firm since 2005 and co-chairs its White Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice group.

 

Born and raised in central Iowa, Cory E. Manning is well acquainted with hard work and grit, character traits that led him to a state wrestling championship in high school and a full athletic scholarship in college.  As a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, who practices in the areas of corporate investigations,... securities litigation, business litigation, and class action defense, he continues to summon these qualities when providing legal advice to his clients. He has been with the Firm since 2005 and co-chairs its White Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice group.

 

Experience

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Experience

  • Practice involves litigation, negotiation, and counseling services in both civil and criminal matters
  • Has developed experience in several areas, including securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, officer and director liability, merger and acquisition litigation, class action and derivative litigation, broker-dealer litigation, and regulatory enforcement actions -- e.g., FINRA, SEC, and FDIC
  • Represents clients in state and federal courts, state and federal administrative tribunals, self-regulatory organization tribunals, and alternative dispute resolution settings
  • Advises public and private companies and their officers and directors on a broad range of issues regarding litigation risk-reduction strategies, commercial contracts, fiduciary duties, and corporate compliance matters
  • Has conducted more than two dozen internal investigations in the last 15 years on behalf of corporate boards and board committees into allegations of possible misconduct, including the following:
    • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
    • government procurement fraud
    • securities fraud
    • insurance fraud
    • bank fraud
    • insider trading
    • accounting irregularities
    • discriminatory employment practices
  • Has spoken and written on various legal topics, including the following: internal investigations; disclosure of environmental liabilities; business courts; class action litigation, including the Class Action Reform Act (CAFA) and the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA); legal ethics; negotiations; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; and oddities found in legal rules and case law in a column for The South Carolina Lawyer, entitled “Pinhead Points”

Previous Professional Experience

  • Practiced law at Cooley Godward LLP in Palo Alto, CA (2000-2005)
  • Practiced law at Ness, Motley, Loadholt, Richardson & Poole (n/k/a Motley Rice) in Charleston, SC representing state attorneys general in the Medicaid recoupment litigation against the tobacco industry (1997-1999)

Educational Activities

  • University of Northern Iowa
    • Attended on an NCAA wrestling scholarship

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, JD, with distinction (1997)
    • Articles and Book Review Editor, Iowa Law Review
  • University of Northern Iowa, BA, Political Science, magna cum laude (1993)

Admissions

  • California
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Clerkships

  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Robert M. Parker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1999 - 2000)

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  • American Law Institute, Elected Member (2015)
    • Members Consultative Group, Torts: Liability for Economic Harm
  • Litigation and Business Law Sections, American Bar Association
    • Former Chair, Business Law Section’s Subcommittee on Business Courts (2010-2013)
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Torts, University of South Carolina Law School (2013-present)
  • Board of Trustees Member, Central Carolina Community Foundation (2011-present), Executive Committee (2015-present)
  • Former Vice President, Board Member, South Carolina Philharmonic (2007-2012)
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