PROFESSIONALS

Cory Liu

Partner / Austin, TX

P   512.370.1800‬
E   cliu@ashcroftlawfirm.com
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Cory Liu served as assistant general counsel to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and has a depth of experience in trials and appeals.

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Mr. Liu’s practice focuses on civil litigation, appellate advocacy, white collar defense, and internal investigations.

As assistant general counsel to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Mr. Liu spearheaded the Governor’s regulatory reform initiative. He worked with lawmakers, heads of agencies, and stakeholders on issues involving administrative law and occupational licensing. He also advised the Governor on requests for pardons and commutations.

Mr. Liu previously worked for a top litigation boutique in Houston and clerked for two federal appellate judges. In law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.

Mr. Liu currently serves on the Executive Board of the Federalist Society’s Austin Lawyers Chapter. In 2019, he was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy. In 2016, he was selected as a John Marshall Fellow by the Claremont Institute.

Cases include:

  • Raiden Commodities, LP v. De Man – Persuaded the Texas First Court of Appeals to affirm a dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction
  • Freedom from Religion Foundation v. County of Lehigh – Represented First Liberty Institute as amicus curiae in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Obtained the disbarment of a lawyer for embezzling from an elderly widow; referred the matter to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution
  • Assistant General Counsel, Texas Governor Greg Abbott
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
  • Law Clerk, Texas Solicitor General's Office
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • A.B., University of Chicago
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • The Honorable Andrew S. Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • The Honorable Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • The Honorable Don R. Willett, Supreme Court of Texas (internship)