Corey T. Hickman concentrates his practice in the areas of general business and commercial litigation. Corey has litigated in state and federal courts throughout the country, and has substantial experience in arbitration.
Corey has extensive knowledge and experience involving the enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants in various state and federal jurisdictions, including declaratory judgment actions and requests for injunctive relief. Corey’s experience includes breach of contract actions and related claims for declaratory relief, business torts, corporate and limited liability company disputes, legal malpractice defense, and other statutory violation claims, including defending class action claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Corey has substantial experience defending BIPA class actions including representing technology companies. Most recently he represented a national public health care company litigating novel BIPA jurisdictional issues and other substantive BIPA issues, including the statute of limitations, claim accrual, and the government contractor exception. Corey also handles BIPA “mass action” proceedings in arbitration.
Corey’s practice includes a wide variety of professional liability matters, including the defense of retail and wholesale insurance agents and brokers in professional malpractice actions. Cozen O’Connor’s widespread geographic presence has allowed him to assist on professional liability cases in a number of state and federal jurisdictions, and develop a strong local knowledge of professional liability law and practice throughout the country.
Corey’s experience also includes appellate advocacy. He has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in Illinois, Nebraska, and Ohio, involving a wide range of issues.
Corey takes great pride in his pro bono activities on behalf of the firm. His pro bono work includes assisting tenants to recover wrongfully withheld security deposits, assisting immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, and volunteering at various events for Chicagoland pro bono organizations.
In addition to his litigation practice, Corey has transactional experience assisting small businesses in a wide range of areas, including entity formation, business sales and acquisitions, and contract drafting.
Corey received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2014, graduating first in his class. While in law school, he was a three year member of the Dean’s List and was assistant editor to the Law Review.