Brian Corman is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the Civil Rights & Employment practice group. Mr. Corman’s practice focuses on litigating civil rights, employment discrimination, and wage and hours cases. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein in 2015, Mr. Corman was an Associate in the Litigation group at a top-tier defendants’ firm. There, he focused on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigations for Fortune 500 clients, as well as pro bono cases in federal district court and before the Supreme Court. 

Currently, Mr. Corman is litigating a number of notable matters. He is involved in all aspects of litigation, including fact discovery, depositions and motions practice, on behalf of hundreds of Gentiva health care workers filing suit for unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He represents Walmart workers in multiple federal district and appellate court cases alleging discriminatory pay and promotions practices in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. He also represents low-income minority renters in the Village of Mastic Beach who were evicted from their homes in violation of federal, state and local fair housing and civil rights laws.   

Following law school, Mr. Corman clerked for the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He then participated in a D.C. Bar Association Pro Bono Fellowship at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, working on education, voting rights and fair housing cases.

Mr. Corman earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was an editor of the California Law Review, a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, co-chaired the Berkeley Law Expulsion Clinic, and externed for the Honorable William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Corman received his B.A., summa cum laudePhi Beta Kappa, in Political Science from Columbia University School of General Studies. Mr. Corman was a professional ballet dancer for eight years, performing with the Houston Ballet and Washington Ballet, among other companies. 

  • Extern, the Hon. William Alsup, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Columbia, January-June, 2012