Cory Liu



  • Harvard Law School
    • J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
    • Fisher-Sander Prize (best paper on a topic related to dispute resolution)
    • Dean’s Scholar Prizes (top grade) in Administrative Law, Mediation, State Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law (Fourteenth Amendment)
  • University of Chicago
    • A.B., Political Science and Philosophy, General Honors, 2012

Judicial Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Clients count on Cory Liu to tell their stories in a compelling way that will win the hearts and minds of judges and juries.  Focusing on business disputes and oil and gas matters, Cory believes in the relentless pursuit of justice.  His clients include companies as varied as energy leader BHP Billiton and Cooper Industries, an electrical products manufacturer.

Cory is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, and he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago with honors.  During law school, he gained invaluable experience clerking for the Texas Solicitor General’s Office and working for Justice Don Willett on the Texas Supreme Court.  After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

A passionate advocate in his practice and in his community service, Cory is committed to out-preparing his adversaries and achieving victory in the most difficult circumstances.  He has represented veterans on a pro bono basis and is active in the Asian American community.

Honors & Awards

  • John Marshall Fellow, Claremont Institute, 2016

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of Houston, Co-Chair of the Solo & Small Firm Committee
  • Federalist Society, Houston Lawyers Chapter
  • Texas Review of Law & Politics, Steering Committee

Presentations & Publications

  • Chevron’s Domain and the Rule of Law, 20 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 391 (2016)
  • Textualism and the Presumption of Reasonable Drafting, 38 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 711 (2015)
  • Regulatory and Quasi-Regulatory Activity Without OMB and Cost-Benefit Review, 37 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 425 (2014) (co-authored with former OIRA Administrator John D. Graham)

Previous Affiliations

  • Fellow, Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Governor’s Office
  • Law Clerk, Senator Ted Cruz, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Intern, Hon. Don Willett, Texas Supreme Court
  • Law Clerk, Office of the Solicitor General, Texas Attorney General


  • Mandarin Chinese