Lauren Fox, Partner

Lauren focuses her practice on financial services litigation and regulatory matters, as well as general commercial and employment litigation.

 

Over the past decade, Lauren has represented broker-dealers, investment advisory firms, asset managers, directors and officers in customer-initiated cases, and related injunction and arbitration proceedings.  Lauren has substantial experience confirming and defending arbitration awards in both state and federal court and has successfully defended multi-million awards, against allegations of arbitrator bias and misbehavior, before both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits.

 

Lauren also regularly assists clients in the responding to regulatory examinations, investigations, and enforcement proceedings.  She has represented broker-dealers, investment banks, investment management firms, and their management and employees in proceedings initiated by the SEC, FINRA, and state regulators.

Lauren also has significant employment experience, and has represented firms, directors, and officers in disputes involving discrimination, wrongful termination, recruiting and “raiding” matters, compensation and separation agreements, and Form U-5 issues.  Lauren has litigated hundreds of employment matters across the country.
 

A passionate advocate for increased access to education, Lauren also serves as a member of the Associate Board of Bottom Line NYC.
 

Lauren is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, and is also admitted to practice before the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Contact:

 

T 212.601.2873

 

lfox@smalllegal.com

 

 

Primary Practice Areas:

 

Financial Services Litigation
 

Business and Commercial Litigation
 

Employment Litigation


 

Education:

 

Fordham University School of Law, L.L.M. (2009)
 

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, L.L.M. (2006)
 

University College Cork, BCL (Irish JD Equiv.) (2005)


 

Bar Admissions:

 

State of New York

 

U.S. Supreme Court
 

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
 

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
 

U.S. District Court Western District of New York


 

Professional Affiliations:

 

New York Inn of Court
 

New York City Bar Association, Member, International Law Committee (2012 – 2015)
 

New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2013-2018)
 

Young Leader, American Ireland Fund
 

Bottom Line NYC, Advisory Council

 

 

Publications/Presentations:

 

Taking a Bite Out of Bitcoin, New York American Inn of Court, CLE Presentation (October 2014)
 

Does Deleted ESI Warrant An Adverse Inference? Sekisui Am. Corp. And Proposed Rule 37(e) Differ, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (March 2014)
 

"You Do the Crime, You Do the Time (or Not)", The Criminal Process for White-Collar Defendants, CLE Presentation, New York Inn of Court (October 2013)
 

An Appeal to Sentiment: The Fading Claim of the Irish Civil Jury, Lauren Fox, Trinity College Library, Ireland (2006)

 

 

Lectures & Speaking Engagements:

 

The Impact of the Yates Memo in White Collar Prosecutions, New York American Inn of Court, CLE Presentation (October 2015

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