Mr. Cox has represented numerous clients in litigation before federal and
state trial and appellate courts. He played a principal role in the firm's
successful representation of the prevailing candidate before the Supreme Court
of the United States in Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board and
Bush v. Gore, stemming from the 2000 presidential election, and in other
cases before the Supreme Court involving equal protection, voting rights and
election law, the scope of the jury trial right under the Seventh Amendment, and
other constitutional and statutory issues.
Mr. Cox successfully represented the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
(“FINRA,” formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”)) in a
series of trial and appellate matters, including Standard Investment
Chartered, Inc. v. NASD, 637 F.3d 112 (2d Cir. 2011), DL Capital Group,
LLC v. Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., 409 F.3d 93 (2d Cir. 2005) and Sparta
Surgical Corp. v. NASD, 159 F.3d 1209 (9th Cir. 1998).
Mr. Cox frequently represents accounting firms in a variety of matters,
including matters involving the SEC and PCAOB. He also has substantial
experience representing clients before congressional investigating
Mr. Cox previously served for five years during the Reagan and Bush
Administrations in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, becoming
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General during the Bush Administration. In
that Office, he provided legal advice to Executive Branch departments; resolved
legal disputes on behalf of the Attorney General between Executive Branch
departments; prepared formal opinions of the Attorney General; drafted and
issued opinions on legal issues of importance to the Executive Branch; and
advised Congress as to the constitutionality of pending legislation.
From 1981 through 1987, Mr. Cox practiced in New York City with a national
firm, representing major corporations in state and federal courts. His practice
focused on intellectual property, securities, and international tax
Mr. Cox received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in
1980, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and
Public Policy from 1979-1980. He received his undergraduate degree in
history, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 1977. He attended
Oxford University on a Knox Scholarship in 1980-1981.
In 2005, Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed Mr. Cox to serve as a member of
the Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure.
In 2008 he was reappointed by Chief Justice Roberts, and he completed his
service in 2011.