- University of Nebraska, with distinction (B.S.B.A., Finance, 2005)
- Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 2009)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2009-2010
Law Clerk to the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2011-2012
Distinguished on the list of Super Lawyer’s “New York Rising Stars” five years in a row, Cory Buland has proven he’s a remarkable advocate for Susman Godfrey’s clients. Mr. Buland joined Susman Godfrey in 2012 after completing judicial clerkships with then-Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Richard Sullivan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Buland has played a key role on multiple high-profile cases during his time with Susman Godfrey. In the defense of a private equity firm, he served on a team alongside founding partner Stephen D. Susman to secure a favorable net award for the client. In the case, Mr. Buland’s day-long cross-examination of the plaintiff’s chief financial officer demonstrated the client’s entitlement to relief on his counterclaims. In 2017, Mr. Buland was part of a team of Susman Godfrey lawyers who were hired on the eve of trial to represent Wellstat Therapeutics in a bet-the-company lawsuit against the distributor of its leading drug. Mr. Buland examined Wellstat’s key fact and damages witnesses in a trial that resulted in an award of 70 million (from which $12 million was deducted for attorneys fees) for Susman Godfrey’s client which was confirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court in 2018.