Cory Black represents a broad range of clients, including public companies and their officers, directors and employees, in investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), other federal and state enforcement agencies, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Mr. Black advises clients on compliance, disclosure, internal controls, trading and related matters. He has conducted internal investigations on behalf of public company boards and audit committees.
He also has represented a variety of clients in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts across the country. In doing so, he has drafted motions on dispositive issues, class certification, expert witness testimony and discovery disputes. Mr. Black has been responsible for fact development and all aspects of the discovery process.
Mr. Black’s matters have included the representation of:
a public hospital management company in federal court against a qui tam suit brought under the False Claims Act for Medicaid fraud;
an investment adviser and hedge fund portfolio manager in an SEC investigation involving allegations of conflicts of interest and failure to supervise;
a public company audit committee in an internal investigation involving allegations of accounting fraud;
a global financial services firm in investigations by the SEC of investment grade debt sales and trading practices;
a public company in an internal investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and
a senior executive of a public company in an SEC insider trading investigation.
Mr. Black also is committed to providing pro bono assistance to indigent individuals. He has successfully appealed a criminal conviction before the Maryland Court of Appeals and has represented clients before the Landlord and Tenant Branch of the D.C. Superior Court.