Corey Longhurst splits his time between litigating complex commercial disputes and coordinating the firm’s pro bono efforts. As Pro Bono and Community Engagement Associate, Corey is deepening the firm’s commitment to expanding access to justice for poor, diverse, and marginalized communities by facilitating and participating in pro bono and community engagement activities, developing partnerships with non-profit and legal service organizations, and working to create a platform for like-minded commercial litigators interested in social justice issues.
As a litigator, Corey represents clients in complex commercial and public entity litigation at the trial and appellate level. He has experience prosecuting and defending claims in business disputes, financial services, trade secret, public pension, and employment matters. Corey has an analytical legal mind and is skilled at identifying issues, developing winning arguments, and creating legal strategy.
Prior to joining RBF Law, Corey worked as an associate at a Denver-based law firm where he developed significant experience in all stages of litigation, including lawsuit initiation, injunction practice, motions practice, discovery and document production management, witness preparation, depositions, mediations, and trial. Corey also served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Monica M. Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Corey graduated Order of the Coif at Drake University Law School where he was awarded the Opperman Scholarship, a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship. Corey earned Academic Achievement Awards for highest grades in many of his courses, including civil procedure, property, contracts, business associations, and environmental law. While in law school, Corey gained diverse legal experience in the private and public sectors interning at a boutique litigation firm, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, the Iowa Supreme Court, and the Global Crop Diversity Trust of the United Nations. Corey was twice awarded First Place in the Iowa Supreme Court Writing Competition, and was an article editor for the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law and a member of the National Environmental Moot Court team. Corey graduated summa cum laude from Colorado State University and is a Boettcher Scholar.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Capital Markets & Structured Finance
- Trade Secrets Litigation
- Public Entity Litigation
Serves as counsel for Lehman Brothers, where he assists in defending and prosecuting high stakes claims arising out of Lehman’s purchase, sale, and securitization of residential mortgage loans.
Serves as counsel for AIG insurance and financial services companies protecting trade secrets and preventing unfair competition in disputes litigated in federal courts and FINRA arbitration.
Prevailed in the Eleventh Circuit of Appeals affirming the denial of a motion to compel arbitration.
Prevailed on several motions to dismiss for public pension plan against challenges to decisions regarding pension benefits and beneficiaries.
Prevailed on a motion for judgment on the pleadings against a wrongful termination claim and obtained a favorable verdict for breach of fiduciary duty in favor of medical and physical therapy practice.
Obtained injunctive relief for clothing retailer that prevented eviction and the sale of the retailer’s storefront.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado LGBT Bar Association
- Colorado Lawyers Committee
- Young Lawyer’s Division
- Hate Crime Education Task Force Groups
- Election Law Task Force Group
- Learn Your Rights in Colorado (LYRIC) Volunteer
- Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy Network (RMIAN) Volunteer
- Denver Legal Night Volunteer
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Courts:
District of Colorado
Honorable Monica M. Márquez
Colorado Supreme Court
Drake University Law School
J.D., Order of the Coif
Colorado State University
B.S., Summa Cum Laude