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Robert Cox

Bob Cox, J.D., MBA, is a trial attorney with over two decades of experience litigating all types of business cases in courts across the nation.His experience covers a wide range of matters involving securities, business torts, contracts, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate and white collar criminal issues. He has represented parties in class actions, multi-district litigation (MDLs), government enforcement actions, private business disputes and appeals in federal and state courts. Bob has experience managing all of a telecommunications company’s litigation over a several year period, totaling well over 100 separate pieces of litigation in courts throughout the United States. The telecommunications company had a forum selection provision in its contracts setting the federal court in Alexandria and the Fairfax Circuit Court as the venue for a majority of the cases. Bob not only took part in the management of these cases, he participated in the litigation of many of these matters, including examining witnesses at hearings and trial, taking and defending depositions, arguing key motions (i.e., summary judgment and dismissal), and drafting briefs and other pleadings. Bob also has substantial experience in securities enforcement and regulatory matters involving accounting firms and auditors. Bob regularly represents accounting firms, corporations, corporate officers and directors, and financial industry professionals in civil, criminal and regulatory matters, including investigations and enforcement proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In addition, he conducts internal investigations and provides compliance counseling to prevent such investigations. He also represents accounting firms and accountants in professional malpractice matters. Prior to joining Briglia Hundley, Bob was an assistant director in the PCAOB’s Division of Enforcement and Investigations for more than six years. While with the PCAOB, he handled numerous enforcement investigations and disciplinary proceedings against domestic and international accounting firms and auditors, including matters involving the Big Four and other Global Network accounting firms. He also coordinated enforcement matters with the SEC, FINRA and foreign regulatory bodies. Before the PCAOB, Bob was a partner at the largest litigation-focused law firm in the country where he handled complex antitrust, commercial and securities cases. Bob has authored several articles and treatises chapters on topics involving securities, antitrust, and litigation. For example, he is co-author of Chapter 11, Securities Damages” in Boushie, Spadea, & Cunniff, Calculating and Proving Damages (Law Journal Press 2011), a leading treatise on damages. He is also the author of Chapter 6, Collateral Estoppel and Prima Facie Effect, Antitrust Evidence Handbook, Third Edition (ABA 2016). Bob has substantial experience teaching trial advocacy, including training litigators in depositions, examination of expert witnesses and direct examination and cross-examination at trial. In addition, he has frequently spoken at professional conferences, training workshops, and continuing legal education courses, such as the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va. and the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).