Mr. Cox focuses his practice on litigating complex and commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has significant experience in a wide variety of subject matters, including contract, business, and intellectual property disputes, along with labor and employment litigation, administrative and regulatory matters, trusts and estate disputes, and appellate and constitutional law practice. A significant portion of Mr. Cox’s practice is devoted to protecting clients’ intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and thus he has significant trademark application and prosecution experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

After law school, Mr. Cox clerked for the Honorable Steven M. Colloton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Prior to joining Knox Law, he practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of a large international law firm. In 2012, Mr. Cox was named to Forbes magazine’s nationwide “30 Under 30” list for law and policy.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Obtained a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirming dismissal of a nationwide class action brought by employees of government contractors under RICO and various state laws against their employers and insurers for the alleged mishandling of workers’ compensation claims; lead drafter of consolidated appellate brief on behalf of all defendants in D.C. Circuit
  • Obtained complete dismissal of putative class action involving breach of contract, business torts, and wage and hour claims against government contractor in federal court; plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed case with prejudice after a string of successful motions in client’s favor
  • Obtained complete dismissal of putative FLSA collective action involving novel tip-pooling claims filed by casino dealers against their employer
  • Successful representation of national senior living facility operator in statewide wage and hour class action in federal court; secured denial of class certification of primary claims and partial summary judgment as to certified claims
  • Successful representation of employer in unfair labor practice hearing before National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge
  • Experience drafting appellate briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and D.C. Circuit, along with Pennsylvania appellate courts
  • Representation of several Fortune 500 companies and other major corporations, municipalities, and individuals in complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and administrative agencies throughout the country
  • Secured U.S. Patent and Trademark Office allowance and registration of dozens of trademarks on an annual basis
  • Secured permanent injunction against former employee who misappropriated trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information belonging to a major carpet and flooring manufacturer
  • Successful representation of beneficiaries in litigation brought by alleged additional beneficiaries regarding the interpretation of will and trust. Case settled favorably following denial of summary judgment in favor of client

Honors

  • Forbes magazine’s nationwide “30 Under 30” List – Law and Policy, 2012

Community & Professional Service

  • Hamot Health Foundation, Board of Corporators

Speaking Engagements

  • Knox Law's Next Generation Happy Hour, May 2016 and 2018
  • Knox Law's Municipal Law Symposium, April 2018
  • Fairview High School Current Events/Intro to Law Class, February 2017

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif; Submissions Editor, Journal of Law & Politics; President, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
  • The George Washington University, B.A., cum laude

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia, Associate Status
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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