Brandon D. Fox

Whether in the courtroom, in the boardroom, or behind the scenes, clients trust Brandon Fox with their most sensitive and impactful matters. He has a proven record of leading high-stakes trials and conducting complex investigations of alleged wrongdoing, bringing his experience in leadership roles with the US Department of Justice. Mr. Fox has participated in dozens of federal trials, including twenty as first chair. In leading investigations, he has the credibility and integrity needed to inspire confidence in the results. Mr. Fox serves as managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office and co-chair of the Investigations, Compliance, and Defense Practice.

Mr. Fox has represented companies and individuals in complex litigation and white-collar matters in federal and state court and before regulatory bodies. He has led internal investigations for clients in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities fraud, workplace safety, health care fraud, money laundering, and other matters. Mr. Fox also advises clients on their compliance efforts, and has represented universities in a variety of sensitive engagements.

Mr. Fox has served in several leadership roles with the US Department of Justice. As Chief of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, Mr. Fox oversaw 180 federal prosecutors. Mr. Fox supervised the $3 billion settlement with Wells Fargo related to its fake account opening and securities fraud scandal. He also oversaw the prosecution of Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and several real estate developers for RICO violations. While serving as the Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, Mr. Fox led an historic investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including the successful trials of elected Sheriff Leroy Baca, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, and 19 other law enforcement officers for obstruction of justice, corruption and civil rights violations.

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.

Mr. Fox 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 US Attorney General’s "Distinguished Service Award” and Loyola Law School’s “Prosecutor of the Year” award.

Mr. Fox serves on the Federal Bar Association’s Board of Directors. He is a former member of the Central District of California’s Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, which appoints and evaluates magistrate judges for the district.