Cory S. Winter

Cory Winter draws on his past experience working in the general counsel’s office of a private college in representing colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education. He has experience counseling these clients on issues such as Title IX claims and compliance with the Clery Act, FERPA and other legislative mandates. He also handles disputes that lead to complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts for clients in higher education, as well as for clients in other industries, including construction and hospitality. 

Since joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in 2009, Cory has been a key team member in a variety of matters, including these select representations: 

Higher education 

  • Successfully defended a university against Title IX claims filed in federal court, including the defense of the plaintiff’s attempt to seek a preliminary injunction
  • As an outside investigator, investigated a high-profile student-on-student sexual assault and provided a comprehensive analysis to a university 
  • Audited and drafted policies, procedures, and best practices related to the Clery Act, FERPA, Title IV, Title IX, and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act 
  • Advising a university regarding potential criminal and civil liability related to the deployment of smart phone software used for purposes of campus security 

Commercial litigation 

  • Prosecuted a trademark case that stopped a longtime competitor from using part of a client’s name to start a new company 
  • Successfully defended claims that a manufacturer breached a long-term quarry lease agreement by miscalculating royalty payments 
  • Prosecuted claims that resulted in the eviction of a hotel franchisee after a sales contract was voided 
  • Prosecuted construction claims that proved the failure of commercial roofing shingles caused in excess of $1 million in damages 

In addition to his bar admission in Pennsylvania, Cory is admitted to practice in all three districts of the federal district courts in Pennsylvania and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

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