Cori concentrates her practice in commercial and consumer bankruptcy, reorganization, workouts, foreclosure litigation, regulatory matters related to consumer finance, and general consumer and commercial litigation.
Cori has more than a decade of experience representing secured lenders, creditors, committees, equity security holders, and trustees in all facets of commercial and consumer bankruptcy proceedings, including contested matters, adversary proceedings, and appeals. Representative matters in bankruptcy include counseling both plaintiffs and defendants in preference litigation, fraudulent transfer actions, and dischargeability challenges.
Her workout practice includes the representation of national and regional banking institutions, credit unions, private equity firms, and high net-worth individuals in unique out-of-court financial reorganizations that require a combination of restructuring, transactional, and litigation expertise. Her diverse state court representative matters include receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, quiet title actions, and commercial and residential foreclosure proceedings. She has also represented clients in both the prosecution and defense of a wide variety of commercial claims, such as complex contract disputes, business torts, confessions of judgment, and fraudulent transfer actions.
Cori’s financial services practice also includes the regular provision of counseling to her clients on regulatory compliance and due diligence matters under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). She has successfully defended clients against claims and counterclaims based on alleged violations of these and other laws and frequently conducts in-house training seminars related to these topics.
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Member, Board of Directors; Risk Management Association – Philadelphia Chapter
Member, Loan Committee for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) (March 2017)
Member, Mediation Panel for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (July 2016)
Co-Chair, Philadelphia Network Leadership Cabinet for the University of Rochester
Named to “The Best Lawyers in America” list for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022-2023)*
Recipient of The Legal Intelligencer‘s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” Award (2020)*
Named to the “Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Thomson Reuters for creditor/debtor rights (2012-2021)*
Presenter, “Anatomy of a PPP Fraud Investigation,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, January 12, 2022
Appointed, “Corinne Brennan Appointed to Risk Management Association Board of Directors,” July 20, 2021
Presenter, “Part Two: Loan Sales and Distressed Loan Recovery Strategies,” accredited CLE program, April 7, 2021
Presenter, “The Paycheck Protection Program in 2021,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 19, 2021
Presenter, “Loan Sales and Distressed Loan Recovery Strategies,” accredited CLE program, March 3, 2021
Author, “Bankruptcy Petitions Do Not Compel the Instantaneous Turnover of Repossessed Vehicles,” February 11, 2021
Mentioned, “Networking to Build Your Practice: How a Top Immigration Lawyer Did Just That,” The Legal Intelligencer, July 28, 2020
Author, “CARES Act Expands Availability of Chapter 11 Relief to More Small Businesses,” March 30, 2020
Author, “Coronavirus Places Certain Industries at Serious Risk of Bankruptcy,” March 19, 2020
Author, “Coronavirus and the Financial Institution: Strategic Considerations for Lenders,” March 16, 2020
Speaker, “How to Net a Profit from a Networking Group,” Legal Marketing Association Breakfast Program, January 30, 2020
Panelist, Pennsylvania Bar Institute: PBI Real Estate Institute, December 6, 2019
Author, Philadelphia Property Tax Reassessment: What It Means and How to Respond,” 2018 Pennsylvania CPA Journal, June 4, 2018
Presenter, Young Professionals Risk Management Association, Multi-generational Event, June 2017
Presenter, FINANTA (Financing Aid and Technical Assistance) Workshop; Focus of Workshop – Collection Alternatives and Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy Proceedings, March 2016
Presenter, American College of Bankruptcy and the Eastern District Bankruptcy Conference’s Education Seminar “Equitable Mootness – You Be the Judge”, November 2015