Cory A. Ward


Cory A. Ward


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2033 | +1 215 994 2222


Cory Ward represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and consumer goods companies in complex litigation and investigations. He has experience in representing these companies in state and federal courts against all forms of aggregate litigation, including class actions, mass tort actions, qui tam and governmental lawsuits. He has drafted dispositive motions, managed discovery teams, taken depositions, and examined witnesses at trial.  

Cory maintains an active pro bono practice. He has served as lead counsel in civil rights litigation. He has also successfully represented a prisoner in clemency proceedings. 

Cory is a co-author of various chapters focusing on expert discovery, reports, and testimony in Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice and Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice, yearly practice manuals published by LexisNexis.

Cory joined Dechert as a summer associate in 2014 and clerked for the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2015, Virginia Law and Business Review, Editorial Board
  • American University, B.A., 2012, magna cum laude
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Honorable J. Curtis Joyner