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Mr. Fox is a partner in the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice.  Before joining the firm in 2017, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California and, earlier, for the Northern District of Illinois.  His experience includes spearheading high-stakes and impactful cases involving public figures and conducting complex investigations of large organizations.  A leading lawyer on the West Coast, Mr. Fox has deep knowledge about the region’s courts, law enforcement agencies, and political and business landscapes. Mr. Fox has led dozens of successful federal trials through his strong cross-examinations and arguments to juries.

Serving as chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section in Los Angeles from 2015 to 2017, and deputy chief of that section from 2013 to 2015, Mr. Fox most recently led a historic investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. This effort included the successful trials and prosecutions of elected Sheriff Leroy Baca and 20 other law enforcement officers for obstruction of justice, corruption and civil rights violations.  He also oversaw the successful bribery and money laundering prosecution of California State Senator Ron Calderon and supervised corruption, civil right, hate crime and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecutions.  During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he participated in 25 federal trials and was the lead lawyer in 20 of those trials.  His investigative and courtroom skills are well recognized.  In 2016, he received the “Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award” from the US Department of Justice and Loyola Law School’s “Prosecutor of the Year” award.  In 2017, the Daily Journal named him a “Top 100 Lawyer in California," the only lawyer on the list selected for an investigations practice.

While working for the Northern District of Illinois, Mr. Fox led many impactful investigations and trials, including the prosecution of City of Chicago Alderman Isaac Carothers and Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno.  Mr. Fox also was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of a publicly traded company involved in a corrupt sales practice, which resulted in a $30 million deferred prosecution agreement and convictions of dozens of individuals.  Additionally, Mr. Fox led the investigation and prosecution of a bank executive and vendor involved in a multimillion-dollar bribery and fraud scheme. 

Mr. Fox also served in leadership roles for the Northern District of Illinois, as deputy chief of the Public Corruption and Organized Crime Section from 2011 to 2012 and deputy chief of the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section from 2010 to 2011.  In these roles, Mr. Fox oversaw the prosecutions of a wide range of federal offenses, including corporate, healthcare, procurement, and investment fraud, public corruption offenses, and national security violations.

As deputy chief of the General Crimes Section for the Northern District of Illinois in 2010, Mr. Fox supervised, taught and mentored new prosecutors. 

After law school, Mr. Fox spent two years in private practice before clerking for US District Court Judge Amy St. Eve.