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

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Cory A. Ward is a litigator with a focus on class action, product liability and mass tort litigation. Mr. Ward has defended major pharmaceutical companies in several multi-jurisdictional mass tort actions involving claims of personal injury and consumer fraud. He has also represented these companies in appeals from multi-million dollar jury verdicts.

Mr. Ward maintains an active pro bono practice. He has served as lead counsel for an individual in civil rights litigation and successfully represented a prisoner in clemency proceedings. While in law school, Mr. Ward represented Ohio judges and judicial candidates in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a constitutional challenge to Ohio’s voting laws.

Mr. Ward 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.

  • Major pharmaceutical companies in mass tort and class action litigation in state and federal courts.
  • A major pharmaceutical company in appeals from jury verdicts involving antipsychotic medication.
  • A Delaware LLC member in litigation involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • An avionics company in litigation involving claims of fraud and breach of contract. 
  • American University, B.A., 2012, magna cum laude
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2015, Virginia Law and Business Review, Editorial Board
  • 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