Beau Cox

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Beau Cox

Beau Cox

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Biography

Beau Cox is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in complex commercial disputes and antitrust cases.  A partner in Norton Rose Fulbright's Dallas office, his current clients include publicly traded banks, oil and gas exploration/investment companies, private equity companies, and two of the nation's three largest publicly traded motion picture theatre companies.  His clients trust him to handle all manner of commercial claims, including cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unjust enrichment, and trade secret misappropration.  In addition to his commercial practice, Mr. Cox also has significant experience handling private antitrust litigation and government antitrust investigations.  

Mr. Cox's trial experience includes 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 fidicuary duty), and five different FINRA arbitrations (customer-member disputes against banks).  In addition to his trial experience, he and his team have also won numerous complex commercial/antitrust lawsuits via motion to dismiss or motion for summary judgment.   


Professional experience

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JD, summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2008
BA, cum laude, Political Science, University of the South, 2005

While in law school, Beau was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Texas Tech Law Review. He is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Represented publicly traded theatre company in six-week antitrust trial in California state court
  • Obtained summary judgment in Texas state court on behalf of motion picture exhibitor in contentious antitrust action brought by another exhibitor
  • 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
  • Secured a reverse-and-render decision from Sixth Court of Appeals on behalf of Texas-based oil and gas company after protracted litigation involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and money had and received
  • 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
  • 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
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of leading financial institution in case involving claims for breach of an alleged syndicated loan trade
  • Defended a director of a public company in a shareholder derivative lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, and corporate waste
  • 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
  • Represented international textiles company in a case involving claims for breach of contract and fraud; after the firm filed its motion for summary judgment, the plaintiff voluntary dismissed all claims with prejudice
  • Legal 500 USA, recommended lawyer, Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes, The Legal 500, 2018
  • Legal 500 USA, next generation lawyer, Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes, The Legal 500, 2018
  • Under 40 Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney PLC, 2018
  • Texas Rising Star, business litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2014 - 2018
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate (2009 - 2010)