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Corey R. Weber

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Corey R. Weber

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Corey is a litigator in bankruptcy, business and commercial litigation and represents bankruptcy trustees, receivers, creditors, assignees for the benefit of creditors, and municipalities in bankruptcy proceedings, and in federal and state court litigation. He frequently litigates fraudulent transfer (voidable transfer) actions, including in Ponzi scheme cases, and litigates breach of fiduciary duty and malpractice claims.

Corey received his law degree from the University of Southern California Law School, his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine. During law school, Corey served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Alex Kozinski (Ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and worked for IBM’s international financial consolidation group within IBM’s personal computer division while earning his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Corey is Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Business Law Section. The CLA is comprised of the State Bar of California Sections, which became part of the CLA in January 2018 pursuant to California State Senate Bill (SB) 36. Prior to SB 36 transitioning the State Bar Sections to the CLA, Corey was appointed by the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees to a 3-year term (2016-2019) as a member of the State Bar of California Business Law Section Executive Committee. 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 by the United States District Court for the Central District of California to serve as a Central District of California Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference for a 3-year term (2016-2019). 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.” Corey has served as a Lawyer Representative co-coordinator for the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest for the Central District of California in 2017 and 2018. The Ninth Circuit Civics Contest focuses on a different topic each year, offering a unique way to add to high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the Constitution, individual rights and government powers, and the important role of courts.

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 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).

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 Notre Dame (M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, 2001)
  • University of Southern California, School of Law (J.D., 1999)
  • University of California, Irvine (B.A., 1995)

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
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Thomson Reuters Southern California "Super Lawyers" (2017-Present)
  • "Best Lawyers in America" (2016-Present)
  • Thomson Reuters Southern California "Super Lawyers – Rising Stars" (2006-2013)
  • Co-Chair, California Lawyers for Bush-Cheney (2004)
  • Producer, "Judges' Roundtable: Evidence," California Bankruptcy Forum Annual Insolvency Conference, Olympic Valley (Squaw Creek), CA (May 18, 2018)
  • Panelist, "Handling Reports & Recommendations to the District Court," Ninth Circuit Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges, Clerks of Court and Lawyer Representatives, Reno, NV (May 2, 2018)
  • Panelist, "Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation in Bankruptcy: Bringing or Defending Claims," Strafford Publications Webinar (Nov. 7, 2017)
  • Co-Author, "State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee Profile on Kathleen J. Campbell, Clerk of Court, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California" (Aug. 15, 2017)
  • Panelist, "Judicial Estoppel and Bankruptcy Cases: Inconsistent Positions, Judicial Integrity, and Unfair Advantage," Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, San Francisco, CA (July 18, 2017)
  • Co-Author, "State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee Judicial Profile on United States Bankruptcy Judge Maureen Tighe" (April 17, 2017)
  • Panelist, "Alternate Dispute Resolution," Ninth Circuit Conference of Chief Bankruptcy Judges, Clerks of Court and Lawyer Representatives, Seattle, WA (Mar. 1, 2017)
  • Moderator, "Discussion on Case Law Regarding Trustee Compensation," Meeting of Central District of California Bankruptcy Judges at the Central District of California Judicial Conference, La Quinta, CA (Feb. 24, 2017)
  • Co-Author, "State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee Judicial Profile on United States Bankruptcy Judge Thomas B. Donovan" (Oct. 12, 2016)
  • Panelist, "Bankruptcy: Fraudsters' Last Stop," Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (LA-ACFE) (Sept. 28, 2016)
  • Panelist, "Leveraging Receivership as a Bankruptcy Alternative: Financial Restructuring, Disposition of Assets and More," Strafford Publications Webinar (Aug. 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" (Feb. 23, 2016)
  • Panelist, "Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation in Bankruptcy: Bringing or Defending Claims," Strafford Publications Webinar (Oct. 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, "Bankruptcy Authority Post Stern, Bellingham and Wellness: Navigating the Uncertainties in Claims Litigation," Strafford Publications Webinar (July 9, 2015)
  • Co-Author, "Ponzi Schemes and Poker – Is Recovering Gambling Losses a Winning Hand?" Business Law News, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, Issue 3 (Dec. 2014)
  • Panelist, "Fraudulent Transfer Claims: LBOs and Sec. 546(e), Law Partner Profit Clawbacks, Jurisdiction, and Limiting Damages," Strafford Publications Webinar (July 22, 2014)
  • Panelist, "Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation in Bankruptcy: Bringing or Defending Claims," Strafford Publications Webinar (Mar. 11, 2014)
  • Author, “ILC Members Report on U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument from In re Bellingham,” State Bar of California Business Law Section E-News (Feb. 2014)
  • Panelist, "Post Stern v. Marshall: Navigating Uncertainties in Bankruptcy Claims Litigation," Strafford Publications Webinar (Nov. 26, 2013)
  • Panelist, "Bankruptcy Basics," State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Summit (June 22, 2013)
  • Quote, “Q&A With Brutzkus Gubner’s Corey Weber,” Law360 (May 6, 2013)
  • Panelist, "Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation: Bringing or Defending Claims," Strafford Publications Webinar (Mar. 12, 2013)
  • Panelist, "Stern v. Marshall: One Year Later," Strafford Publications Webinar (Sept. 13, 2012)
  • Panelist, "Proving or Contesting Insolvency Under the Balance Sheet Test," Strafford Publications Webinar (May 10, 2012)
  • Panelist, "Fraudulent Transfers: Ponzi Clawback Litigation," Strafford Publications Webinar (Mar. 14, 2012)
  • Panelist, "Bankruptcy Litigation: Far Reaching Impact of Stern v. Marshall," Strafford Publications Webinar (Oct. 13, 2011)
  • Panelist, "Fraudulent Transfers: Ponzi Scheme Clawback Litigation in Bankruptcy," Strafford Publications Webinar (Aug. 17, 2011)
  • Speaker, “Ask the Experts Panel,” Credit Management Association (CMA) Annual Meeting (2011)