Cory E. Manning

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Born and raised in central Iowa, Cory Manning is well acquainted with hard work and grit, character traits that led him to a state wrestling championship in high school and a full athletic scholarship in college. As a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, who practices in the areas of corporate investigations, securities litigation, business litigation, and class action defense.

He continues to summon these qualities when providing legal advice to his clients. He has been with the Firm since 2005 and co-chairs its White Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice group.


  • University of Iowa College of Law, JD, with distinction (1997)
  • University of Northern Iowa, BA, Political Science, magna cum laude (1993)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Clerkships : Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Robert M. Parker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1999 – 2000)


  • Practice involves litigation, negotiation, and counseling services in both civil and criminal matters
  • Represents clients in state and federal courts, state and federal administrative tribunals, self-regulatory organization tribunals, and alternative dispute resolution settings
  • Advises public and private companies and their officers and directors on a broad range of issues regarding litigation risk-reduction strategies, commercial contracts, fiduciary duties, and corporate compliance matters

Previous Professional Experience:

  • Practiced law at Cooley Godward LLP in Palo Alto, CA (2000-2005)
  • Practiced law at Ness, Motley, Loadholt, Richardson & Poole (n/k/a Motley Rice) in Charleston, SC representing state attorneys general in the Medicaid recoupment litigation against the tobacco industry (1997-1999)

Professional Activities:

  • American Law Institute, Elected Member (2015)
  • Litigation and Business Law Sections, American Bar Association


  • Adjunct Professor, Business Torts, University of South Carolina Law School (2013-present)
  • Board of Trustees Member, Central Carolina Community Foundation (2011-present), Executive Committee (2015-present)
  • Former Vice President, Board Member, South Carolina Philharmonic (2007-2012)


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