Corey E. Tanner

Associate || Austin

Corey represents employers of all sizes in state and federal court litigation and administrative proceedings. She routinely provides counsel regarding employment discrimination claims, ethics investigations, leave issues, wage and hour compliance, and disability accommodations. She specializes in human resources and equal opportunity issues in both the private and public sector.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Corey was the Director of Investigations and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, where she addressed all allegations of employment discrimination and harassment, as well as issues related to Title IX, Title VI, FMLA, ADA, whistleblower retaliation, and other civil rights laws. She regularly counseled executive leadership and HR managers in handling a range of difficult employment issues from recruitment to termination. She also provided trainings on EEO and inclusion initiatives and served as Deputy Chief Civil Rights Officer for the UT Charter School System. In addition, Corey has worked extensively on employment issues in public, private, and charter schools across Texas.

Corey attended college at St. Edward’s University, where she graduated with honors (summa cum laude) in 2008. During her undergraduate studies, she worked and studied abroad to develop her Spanish fluency in both Barcelona and Buenos Aires. After graduation she attended law school at SMU, where she served as associate managing editor of the International Law Review and as an international law research assistant. Corey also clerked at both the Fifth District Court of Appeals and the EEOC. She graduated in the top ten percent of her class in 2011, receiving the Order of the Coif distinction.

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Corey has achieved favorable outcomes in the following recent representative cases:

Corey has also provided advice to local companies, top tier universities, and multinational organizations on:


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Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Young Lawyers
  • Mother Attorney Mentoring Association
  • Austin Bar Association (School Law and Employment Law sections)


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