Beau Cox

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Dallas
United States
T:+1 214 855 7494
Dallas
United States
T:+1 214 855 7494
Beau Cox

Beau Cox

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Biography

A partner in the firm's Dallas office, Mr. Cox maintains a nationwide trial and appellate practice. 

Over the last three years, he has represented publicly traded banks, oil and gas companies, renewable energy companies, two hospitals, a not-for-profit hospital system, myriad private equity companies, a publicly traded insurance company, and two of the three largest motion picture theatre companies in the country.  He has tried multiple cases to verdict, including a six-week jury trial in California (antitrust), a three-week jury trial in Texas (breach of contract/negligent misrepresentation), a two-week AAA arbitration in Texas (fraud/breach of fiduciary duty), five different FINRA arbitrations (customer-member disputes against banks), along with myriad evidentiary injunctive proceedings (breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud). 

In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Cox and his team have also recently secured a multitude of pre-trial victories for the firm's clients via successful motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.  For example, earlier this year, Mr. Cox and his team prevailed on two separate motions to dismiss in connection with a $360 million False Claims Act case brought by the Department of Justice against one of Mr. Cox's long-time healthcare clients.  After the Court granted the second motion to dismiss, the Department of Justice agreed to settle with Mr. Cox's clients for less than 0.5% of the damages it originally sought.

Mr. Cox also has experience serving as lead counsel in both state and federal appellate courts.  In that regard, Mr. Cox and the team of lawyers with whom he works have recently secured three take-nothing victories for clients faced with a vast array of claims.  For example, in a hotly-contested case that spanned eight years, Mr. Cox argued to the Texarkana Court of Appeals that judgment should be rendered in favor of one of his oil and gas clients because the evidence adduced in the trial court did not support the trial court's judgment.  The Court of Appeals agreed and issued a 63-page opinion that reversed the trial court's decision and rendered judgment in favor of Mr. Cox's client.  Mr. Cox likewise recently served as lead appellate counsel on behalf of a publicly traded bank in an appeal pending before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.  In that case, the Fifth Circuit issued a unanimous opinion affirming the district court's dismissal of all claims asserted against Mr. Cox's client.  


Professional experience

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JD, summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law
BA, cum laude, Political Science, University of the South

  • Texas State Bar
  • Served as lead counsel to private equity company sued by the Department of Justice in $360+ million False Claims Act case; after the district court granted two motions to dismiss in favor of the firm's clients, negotiated a settlement that equated to less than 0.5% of the damages originally sought by the Department of Justice.
  • Tried six-week jury trial on behalf of publicly traded theatre company in $30+ million antitrust case involving claims for violation of the Cartwright Act; following the jury trial, served as co-lead architect of appellate strategy and briefing that ultimately resulted in a take-nothing appellate decision in favor of the firm's client. 
  • Won motion to dismiss in federal court on behalf of publicly-traded bank in case involving claims for conversation, unjust enrichment, and money had and received; following the trial court proceedings, served as lead appellate counsel in plaintiff's appeal to the Fifth Circuit, which affirmed the trial court's decision.
  • Represented defendant in three-week $35 million jury trial in Travis County, Texas, involving claims for trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and negligent misrepresentation; co-led appellate team that secured a take-nothing appellate decision in favor of the firm's client.
  • Represented private oil and gas investment company in protracted trial court litigation against a much larger oil and gas exploration company that included claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and money had and received; after the trial court entered judgment, served as lead appellate counsel in proceedings that produced a complete victory for the firm's clients in the form of a reverse-and-render decision from Sixth Court of Appeals.
  • Represented Texas-based oil and gas company in a two-week $50 million arbitration in Houston, Texas, involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the prudent operator rule, and fraud.
  • Represented large hospital system in contentious breach of contract case brought by tenant that included multiple preliminary injunction proceedings, multiple appeals, and myriad non-evidentiary hearings prior to resolution.
  • Represented renewable energy company in contentious lease dispute with landlowners
  • Obtained expungement for broker as lead counsel in FINRA arbitration involving suitability claims
  • Obtained complete pre-trial dismissal of all claims as lead counsel for a broker-dealer in a FINRA arbitration involving fraudulent transfer claims
  • Served as lead trial counsel for a broker-dealer at a three-day FINRA arbitration involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and failure to supervise
  • Served as lead trial counsel for a broker-dealer at a two-day FINRA arbitration involving failure to execute claims
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all claims after a final hearing at a FINRA arbitration involving claims for breach of contract pertaining to the administration of a 401(k) plan
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all claims after a final hearing at a FINRA arbitration involving a failure to execute claim
  • Legal 500 USA, recommended lawyer, Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes, The Legal 500, 2018 - 2019
  • Legal 500 USA, next generation lawyer, Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes, The Legal 500, 2018
  • Under 40 Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney PLC, 2018 - 2020
  • Texas Rising Star, Business Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2014 - 2021
  • "Top Business Case of 2019," presented at the Norton Rose Fulbright Litigation Summit, January 29, 2020
  • "Top Business Cases of the Year," presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel, August 20, 2020
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate (2009 - 2010)