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Corey R. Weber

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Corey is a litigator in bankruptcy, business and commercial litigation. His background and education in business, having also received a MBA, provides a unique perspective in litigating complex adversary proceedings in bankruptcy cases, and in federal and state court business and commercial litigation.

Corey represents bankruptcy trustees, creditors, committees of unsecured creditors, assignees for the benefit of creditors, receivers, municipalities and “clawback” plaintiffs and defendants in contested matters and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy proceedings, and in federal and state court litigation. He frequently litigates complex fraudulent transfer actions, including fraudulent transfer actions in Ponzi scheme cases, and litigates breach of fiduciary duty and malpractice claims.

Corey worked for IBM’s international financial consolidation group within IBM’s personal computer division while earning his MBA from the University of Notre Dame. His strong business and finance background allows him to provide advice and counsel in cases involving multifaceted financial and business issues, fraud, breaches of duty and fraudulent transfers.

Corey is a member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Business Law Section, having been appointed by the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees to a 3-year term (2016-2019). He previously served as Co-Chair of the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC), a standing committee of the State Bar of California Business Law Section (2015-2016), Co-Vice Chair of the ILC (2014-2015), and as the Insolvency Law e-Bulletin Co-Editor-in-Chief, a publication of the State Bar of California Business Law Section (2013-2014). Corey was originally appointed to the ILC by the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Business Law Section in 2012.

Corey was appointed to serve as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  Corey will serve as a Lawyer Representative for a 3-year term, commencing on October 12, 2016.  The Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference is held pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 333, which permits each circuit to hold a conference “for the purpose of considering the business of the courts and advising means of improving the administration of justice within such circuit.”  In addition to the active circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges, Section 333 provides for the “representation and active participation at such conference by members of the bar of such circuit.”  

Cited/Reported Decisions

  • Kirkland v. Rund (In re EPD Investment Co., LLC), 821 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2016).
  • Rund v. Bank of America, N.A., et al. (In re EPD Investment Co., LLC), 523 B.R. 680 (9th Cir. BAP 2015).
  • In re EPD Investment Co., LLC, 2013 WL 5352953 (C.D. Cal. 2013).
  • In re Sharp v. Bryan Cave LLP, et al. (In re Estate Financial Mortgage Fund, LLC)/Jeremiassen v. Bryan Cave LLP, et al. (In re Estate Financial, Inc.), 565 Fed.Appx. 628 (9th Cir. 2014)

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Representative Matters

Education

  • In re Estate Financial, Inc. (special litigation counsel for the Chapter 11 Trustee in an adversary proceeding against Bryan Cave LLP).
  • In re Ruderman Capital Partners, LLC (special litigation counsel for the Chapter 7 Trustee in preference and fraudulent transfer litigation).
  • In re Automated Finance Corp., et al. (general counsel for the Chapter 7 Trustee).
  • In re EPD Investment Co., LLC (special litigation counsel for the Chapter 7 Trustee).
  • In re Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (represent California municipalities with claims in the bankruptcy case).
  • In re Queen’s Seaport Development, Inc. (represented the City of Long Beach, a creditor, landlord and party-in-interest, in the Queen Mary bankruptcy case and in adversary cases within the bankruptcy case).
  • In re Lux Corporation (represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the prosecution of preference and fraudulent conveyance actions within the bankruptcy case for the Mr. Rags chain of surf/skate retail stores and in preparing and obtaining approval for a creditors’ plan of liquidation, and then represented the Liquidating Trust).
  • In re Mountain High Hosiery, Ltd. (special litigation counsel for the Chapter 7 Trustee).
  • University of California at Irvine, B.A., 1995
  • University of Southern California School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of Notre Dame, M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, 2001

Admissions, Memberships and Qualifications

Publications & Presentations

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • State Bar of California Business Law Section, American Bankruptcy Institute and Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, California Republican Lawyers Association
  • Co-Chair, California Lawyers for Bush-Cheney (2004)
  • Co-Author, State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee Judicial Profile on United States Bankruptcy Judge Thomas B. Donovan, October 12, 2016
  • Panelist, “Bankruptcy: Fraudsters’ Last Stop,” Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (LA-ACFE), September 28, 2016
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, “Leveraging Receivership as a Bankruptcy Alternative: Financial Restructuring, Disposition of Assets and More,” August 23, 2016
  • Panelist, “So What Makes You the Expert?”, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) Conference, June 9, 2016
  • Co-Author, State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee Judicial Profile on United States Bankruptcy Judge Meredith A. Jury, May 31, 2016
  • Co-Author, State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee Judicial Profile on United States Bankruptcy Judge Ernest M. Robles, May 12, 2016
  • Co-Author, State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee Judicial Profile on United States Bankruptcy Judge Martin R. Barash, February 23, 2016
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation in Bankruptcy: Bringing or Defending Claims, October 22, 2015
  • Co-Author, State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee Judicial Profile on United States Bankruptcy Judge Neil W. Bason, July 28, 2015
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Bankruptcy Authority Post Stern, Bellingham and Wellness: Navigating the Uncertainties in Claims Litigation, July 9, 2015
  • Co-Author, “Ponzi Schemes and Poker– Is Recovering Gambling Losses a Winning Hand?” Business Law News (a publication of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California) Issue 3, December 2014
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Fraudulent Transfer Claims: LBOs and Sec. 546(e), Law Partner Profit Clawbacks, Jurisdiction, and Limiting Damages, July 22, 2014
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation in Bankruptcy: Bringing or Defending Claims, March 11, 2014
  • “ILC Members Report on U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument from In re Bellingham,” State Bar of California Business Law Section E-News, February 2014
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Post Stern v. Marshall: Navigating Uncertainties in Bankruptcy Claims Litigation, November 26, 2013
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy Basics, State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Summit, June 22, 2013
  • “Q&A With Brutzkus Gubner’s Corey Weber,” Law360, May 06, 2013
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation: Bringing or Defending Claims, March 12, 2013
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Stern v. Marshall: One Year Later, September 13, 2012
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Proving or Contesting Insolvency Under the Balance Sheet Test, May 10, 2012
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Fraudulent Transfers: Ponzi Clawback Litigation, March 14, 2012
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Bankruptcy Litigation: Far Reaching Impact of Stern v. Marshall, October 13, 2011
  • Panelist, Strafford Publications Webinar, Fraudulent Transfers: Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation in Bankruptcy, August 17, 2011
  • Speaker, Credit Management Association (CMA) “Ask the Experts Panel,” CMA Annual Meeting 2011
  • Selected for inclusion in the Rising Star editions of Super Lawyers Magazine for Southern California 2006-2013