James A. Cox is a partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he serves as Co-Partner-in-Charge of the office. He is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group.
Mr. Cox has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious labor and employment matters, with an emphasis on cross-border employment issues, collective labor and industrial disputes, redundancies and workforce restructurings, ARD/TUPE, the employment aspects of public and private mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing arrangements, corporate governance matters, boardroom appointments and removals, contractor and directorship matters, employment issues facing private equity companies, whistle-blowing, equal pay and other discrimination claims, worker consultation, enforcing and resisting post-employment restrictive covenants, and protecting confidential information from misuse by current and former employees. Mr. Cox also advises on data privacy and data protection issues.
Mr. Cox is recommended as a leading lawyer for Employment in the 2007-2013 annual editions of Chambers UK. He is also recognised as a leading employment lawyer by Chambers Global 2013, Chambers Europe 2013, Best Lawyers International (2009-2013), Euromoney's Labour & Employment Expert Guide and UK Legal Experts 2012. Mr. Cox has been interviewed on matters relating to employment law on television and radio and has been quoted in The Times, The Sunday Times and Financial Times newspapers on employment law issues. He lectures regularly on behalf of the Employment Lawyers Association and at commercial conferences.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Cox practiced as a partner in the Employment, Incentives and Pensions department of a major English law firm.