Corey D. Berman

Biography

Corey D. Berman
Corey Berman is counsel in Weil’s Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice.

Corey has significant commercial litigation experience across a broad range of disputes involving class actions and class arbitrations, ERISA, business torts, contracts, fraud, and environmental litigation. He plays lead roles in all aspects of his clients’ engagements, from coordinating discovery and managing and taking depositions, to drafting dispositive and other mission-critical motions, to overseeing settlement and case resolution negotiations and strategy.

Typically, Corey’s matters implicate hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in potential liabilities, and his experience includes bet-the-company matters for companies in a broad range of industries, including investment banking, health care, insurance, media and entertainment, sports, oil and gas, consumer products, and energy, among many others.

In 2022, Corey was recognized by Daily Business Review as one of just 18 recipients of DBR’s “On the Rise” award, which recognizes Florida attorneys under 40 for their exceptional accomplishments.

Corey’s notable recent experience includes holding key roles on Weil teams representing:

  • NBA All-Star and former #1 draft pick Zion Williamson in connection with two multi-hundred million dollar disputes with his former marketing agency, Prime Sports Management (PSM), relating to a contract he signed with PSM while he played amateur collegiate Division I basketball at Duke University. Corey has led the litigation efforts that have secured several favorable victories in both North Carolina federal court and Florida state court, which to date have voided Williamson’s contract with PSM and dismissed PSM’s claims on personal jurisdiction grounds.
  • Spanish energy company Repsol in complex environmental and bankruptcy litigation concerning the pollution of the Passaic River in New Jersey and involving claims of “alter ego” and fraudulent conveyance, which implicates billions of dollars in potential liabilities. Over 10 years of litigation, Corey has played an instrumental role in navigating Repsol through these matters, and is presently leading company through summary judgment briefing in a related dispute in Delaware bankruptcy court, with $14B in liabilities in play.
  • A music exhibition and technology company in connection with contractual and other related litigation issues arising from the cancellation of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Various creditors and debtors in connection with litigation arising from more than a dozen significant, multi-billion dollar bankruptcy proceedings, including Lehman Brothers, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (in connection with the City of Detroit bankruptcy), Westinghouse, Briggs & Stratton, and Caliber Midstream.

Corey also demonstrates an exceptional commitment to pro bono and is an ardent supporter of the Firm’s community and pro bono initiatives. Most recently, Corey was part of a team of Weil attorneys that advised a non-profit on structuring a proposal for Florida mayors and commissioners to enact common-sense firearm procurement requirements. He was also part of a team of Weil attorneys that represented two Florida citizens and a non-profit voting rights organization in their fight to stop the voting rolls purge in the lead-up to several recent elections. Corey also has played a lead role prosecuting a class action against local Miami-Dade municipal agencies challenging their compliance with voluntary federal immigration detention requests that can hold immigrants for two days past their entitled release date.

Corey graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was both a research assistant for Professor Arthur Miller’s treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure, as well as a teaching assistant for Professor Miller’s 1L Civil Procedure course. He was also an Article Editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law. Prior to law school, Corey graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Business Management.

He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Florida Bar.

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