Corey S. D. Norcross

Corey S. D. Norcross

Overview

Corey Norcross is a litigator who counsels her commercial, higher education and government clients through complex and often high-stakes disputes. While she has experience in a wide range of sectors, she concentrates her practice on prosecuting and defending matters involving fraud, Title IX, employment and complex commercial liability.

Corey is an experienced lawyer who has litigated matters before the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts as well as various arbitral forums. She manages litigation from inception through trial and appeals, has conducted both proactive and reactive internal investigations and has responded to civil investigation demands.

During law school, Corey served as a member of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court team and volunteered as a trained mediator through the Mediation Project at Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. She was also a judicial intern for the Hon. Robert B. Kugler, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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Representative Matters

  • represented a global specialty alloys developer and manufacturer in a multimillion-dollar arbitration for substantial monetary damages, obtaining a favorable settlement
  • obtained the dismissal of claims of discrimination, negligence and retaliation against a Division I coach in both federal court and an arbitral forum
  • on an issue of first impression, blocked a challenge to a health insurance company’s practice of administering home healthcare benefits; secured affirmance on appeal to the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
  • secured affirmance in the Third Circuit of dismissal of First Amendment retaliation claims against police department leadership, employees and administrators
  • on an issue of first impression, obtained a complete defense verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against a national railway company’s demurrage charges
  • defended a national health insurance company in dozens of administrative hearings and appeals involving challenges to due process, implementation of state and federal regulations and questions of medical necessity
  • assisted in securing a complete defense verdict in an age discrimination case following a federal jury trial
  • successfully defended temporary restraints and preliminary injunctions in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Education
  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law – Camden
  • B.A., cum laude, Bryn Mawr College
Memberships

  • Bryn Mawr Club, Philadelphia Chapter
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, Burlington & Camden Counties
  • Founding and Advisory Board Member, Volunteer UP Legal Clinic
  • Stradley Ronon Associates Committee
  • Stradley Ronon Diversity Committee
  • Stradley Ronon Hiring Committee
  • Stradley Ronon Pro Bono Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey Make New Jersey Competitive: Regional Economic Perspective Event
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Recognitions

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Lawyers on the Fast Track
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden
  • Dr. Maro R. Sondahl Award for Excellence in International Commercial Law, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden
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In The Community

Corey serves on the board of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, Camden & Burlington Counties. The United Way works to end intergenerational poverty in the region by harnessing, leveraging and strategically investing the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers to help individuals and families break the cycle of poverty. She is also a founding and advisory board member of the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic, where she is also an attorney volunteer. Volunteer UP Legal Clinic provides legal assistance to clients, connects clients to attorneys willing to provide free or low-cost services, and otherwise helps clients navigate the legal services available in the South Jersey community.
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