Corey E. Tanner

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC

$ $$$

Congress Avenue 301
Austin 78701 TX US

Corey Tanner represents employers of all sizes in state and federal court litigation and administrative proceedings. She routinely provides counsel regarding employment discrimination claims, ethics investigations, leave issues, wage and hour compliance, and disability accommodations. She specializes in human resources and equal opportunity issues in both the private and public sector.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Corey was the Director of Investigations and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, where she addressed all allegations of employment discrimination and harassment, as well as issues related to Title IX, Title VI, FMLA, ADA, whistleblower retaliation, and other civil rights laws. She regularly counseled executive leadership and HR managers in handling a range of difficult employment issues from recruitment to termination.

She also provided trainings on EEO and inclusion initiatives and served as Deputy Chief Civil Rights Officer for the UT Charter School System. In addition, Corey has worked extensively on employment issues in public, private, and charter schools across Texas.


  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., summa cum laude, St. Edward’s University, 2008

Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico


  • Summary judgment granted to an insurance industry client in Texas federal court on issues of race discrimination, retaliation, tortious interference, and negligent hiring (2018)
  • Summary judgment in federal court deciding issues of race discrimination and retaliation under the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act in favor of oil and gas client (2017)
  • Favorable negotiated resolutions of cases involving claims of discrimination on the basis of disability, race, sex, age, pregnancy and national origin (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Favorable resolution of complex pregnancy discrimination litigation brought by the EEOC on behalf of 28 aggrieved individuals in New Mexico federal court (2017)
  • No cause findings from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on claims of housing discrimination (2017)

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Young Lawyers
  • Mother Attorney Mentoring Association
  • Austin Bar Association (School Law and Employment Law sections)


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