Whether in the courtroom, in the board room, or behind the scenes, clients trust Brandon Fox with their most sensitive and impactful matters. He has a proven record of leading successful high-stakes trials and conducting complex investigations of alleged wrongdoing. Mr. Fox has participated in dozens of federal trials, including twenty as first-chair. In the courtroom, he is known for his strong cross-examinations and arguments to juries. In leading investigations, Mr. Fox has the credibility and integrity needed to inspire confidence in the results. As a partner in the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice, he brings his experience of serving in leadership roles as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California and the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Fox has led internal investigations across the country and internationally for clients in a wide range of industries. He regularly advises clients on issues involving the US Department of Justice, including on behalf of those who are under investigation and those who wish to refer matters for prosecution. Clients have sought his assistance in investigating and addressing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering issues, health care fraud, workplace malfeasance, and cyber intrusions, among other issues. Mr. Fox also advises organizations on compliance issues. In addition, he has represented universities in a variety of sensitive matters.
While serving as the Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section of the US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, Mr. Fox oversaw the US Department of Justice’s most significant and sensitive matters in the district. During this time, Mr. Fox led an historic investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including the successful trials and prosecutions of elected Sheriff Leroy Baca, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, and 19 other law enforcement officers for obstruction of justice, corruption and civil rights violations. He also supervised the successful bribery and money laundering prosecution of California State Senator Ron Calderon.
Mr. Fox also served in leadership roles while working as a federal prosecutor in Chicago, including supervising the Public Corruption and Organized Crime Section and the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section. In these roles, Mr. Fox oversaw a wide range of investigations, including healthcare, corporate, procurement, and investment fraud, public corruption offenses, and national security violations. Mr. Fox also led many impactful investigations and trials, including the prosecution of City of Chicago Alderman Isaac “Ike” Carothers and Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno. Additionally, Mr. Fox was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of a publicly traded company involved in a corrupt sales practice that resulted in a $30 million deferred prosecution agreement and convictions of dozens of individuals. Mr. Fox led the investigation and prosecution of a bank executive and vendor involved in a multimillion-dollar bribery and fraud scheme.
Mr. Fox’s trial and investigative skills are well recognized. He was honored in 2018 as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year. In 2017, the Daily Journal named him a “Top 100 Lawyer in California.” 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.
Mr. Fox is a member of the Central District of California’s Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, which appoints and evaluates US magistrate judges for the district. He also serves on the Federal Bar Association’s Board of Directors.