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Cory Hohnbaum is a seasoned trial lawyer comfortable in courtrooms across the country. Cory has successfully tried cases in multiple jurisdictions in a wide variety of subject matters, including products liability, securities, construction, patent infringement and insurance coverage. As a partner in our Product Liability practice, Cory has served for the last three years as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in nine smoking and health-related jury trials.

In addition to his broad trial practice, Cory regularly represents clients in securities and other financial services litigation, as well as handling regulatory matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

In addition to his trial experience, Cory has argued before the Second and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the Courts of Appeals of North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

Cory has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers and described there as “an extremely accomplished trial attorney.” He has also been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation in North Carolina and by Legal 500 U.S. for Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense — Consumer Products.

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Credentials

J.D., Vanderbilt University

B.A., Westminster College, cum laude

Florida

North Carolina

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

America’s Leading Business Lawyers


Chambers USA

Commercial Litigation


The Best Lawyers in America

Business Litigation: North Carolina


Super Lawyers

Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, Consumer Products


Legal 500 U.S.

George Williams Award Recipient, YMCA of Greater Charlotte

NAIA Academic All-America, Basketball


1987

Westminster College Athletics Hall of Fame (Basketball)


2015

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Recognition

America’s Leading Business Lawyers


Chambers USA

Commercial Litigation


The Best Lawyers in America

Business Litigation: North Carolina


Super Lawyers

Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, Consumer Products


Legal 500 U.S.

George Williams Award Recipient, YMCA of Greater Charlotte

NAIA Academic All-America, Basketball


1987

Westminster College Athletics Hall of Fame (Basketball)


2015

Matters

Represented a securities firm in federal court in Miami arising out of the sale of auction rate securities.

Defended a national securities firm in North Carolina state court class action alleging fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices by retirees of a Fortune 500 company.

Represented an international manufacturer in an arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce arising out of claims relating to allegedly defective windshield wiper motor systems in large trucks.

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Represented a securities firm in federal court in Miami arising out of the sale of auction rate securities.

Defended a national securities firm in North Carolina state court class action alleging fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices by retirees of a Fortune 500 company.

Represented an international manufacturer in an arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce arising out of claims relating to allegedly defective windshield wiper motor systems in large trucks.

Represented a national bank in federal court in Atlanta in claims of breach of contract and tortuous interference with contractual relationships arising out of a merger.

Defended a hedge fund in federal court in North Carolina in claims brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission that alleged violation of various securities laws including claims of insider trading.

Represented a national bank in claim by former executive regarding interpretation of executive compensation plan.

Defended an investment banking firm in federal court in Cleveland related to fraud allegations arising from the sale of a technology company.

Represented a national bank in defense of a RICO class action in federal court in Philadelphia.

Represented employees of a major securities firm in investigation conducted by FINRA including allegations of securities fraud and failure to supervise.

Matters

Represented a securities firm in federal court in Miami arising out of the sale of auction rate securities.

Defended a national securities firm in North Carolina state court class action alleging fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices by retirees of a Fortune 500 company.

Represented an international manufacturer in an arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce arising out of claims relating to allegedly defective windshield wiper motor systems in large trucks.

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Matters

Represented a securities firm in federal court in Miami arising out of the sale of auction rate securities.

Defended a national securities firm in North Carolina state court class action alleging fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices by retirees of a Fortune 500 company.

Represented an international manufacturer in an arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce arising out of claims relating to allegedly defective windshield wiper motor systems in large trucks.

Represented a national bank in federal court in Atlanta in claims of breach of contract and tortuous interference with contractual relationships arising out of a merger.

Defended a hedge fund in federal court in North Carolina in claims brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission that alleged violation of various securities laws including claims of insider trading.

Represented a national bank in claim by former executive regarding interpretation of executive compensation plan.

Defended an investment banking firm in federal court in Cleveland related to fraud allegations arising from the sale of a technology company.

Represented a national bank in defense of a RICO class action in federal court in Philadelphia.

Represented employees of a major securities firm in investigation conducted by FINRA including allegations of securities fraud and failure to supervise.

Credentials

J.D., Vanderbilt University

B.A., Westminster College, cum laude

Florida

North Carolina

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

America’s Leading Business Lawyers


Chambers USA

Commercial Litigation


The Best Lawyers in America

Business Litigation: North Carolina


Super Lawyers

Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, Consumer Products


Legal 500 U.S.

George Williams Award Recipient, YMCA of Greater Charlotte

NAIA Academic All-America, Basketball


1987

Westminster College Athletics Hall of Fame (Basketball)


2015

Icon close

Close

Recognition

America’s Leading Business Lawyers


Chambers USA

Commercial Litigation


The Best Lawyers in America

Business Litigation: North Carolina


Super Lawyers

Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, Consumer Products


Legal 500 U.S.

George Williams Award Recipient, YMCA of Greater Charlotte

NAIA Academic All-America, Basketball


1987

Westminster College Athletics Hall of Fame (Basketball)


2015