Butler Snow LLP is pleased to announce that Cory R. Liu has joined the firm as a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group in the Austin, Texas, office. His practice will focus on civil litigation and appellate advocacy.
“We are thrilled to welcome Cory and the dynamic skill set that he brings to the firm,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “His impressive depth of experience in trials and appeals paired with his work in the public sector will be a great asset for our clients.”
Liu previously served as assistant general counsel to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, spearheading the governor’s regulatory reform initiative and working with lawmakers and agencies on administrative law and occupational licensing issues in the state of Texas. Before his role working with Governor Abbott, Liu clerked for two federal appellate judges and interned on the Texas Supreme Court.
Liu currently serves as President of the Federalist Society’s Austin Lawyers Chapter and previously served on the State Bar of Texas’s Diversity in the Profession Committee. In 2019, he was recognized as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy.
Cory Liu received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and obtained his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Butler Snow’s commercial litigation practice is led by some of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers who have gained regional and national reputations for successfully handling complex commercial litigation, class actions and mass tort matters. Butler Snow’s trial teams are composed of experienced courtroom advocates and litigators widely recognized for their keen ability to rapidly form an integrated team of attorneys to efficiently address complex litigation matters including those involving multiple jurisdictions across the nation. This practice group has experience encompassing a wide range of commercial disputes, including business and shareholder disputes, real estate and oil and gas litigation, insurance claims and coverage, director and officer liability and failed financial institution litigation, breach of contract, breach of warranty, consumer protection, unfair competition, UCC and sales litigation, administrative bid protests, RICO, securities and bankruptcy cases, as well as related class actions.