Erin Cox is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis on securities and finance-related litigation. Some recent examples of matters handled by Ms. Cox include:
- Representing Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch in securities litigation in federal and state courts arising from the issuance of mortgage-backed securities.
- Representing Wells Fargo Bank in federal court in a suit alleging mismanagement of billions of dollars of investments in its securities lending program. After a seven-week trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict for Wells Fargo on all claims and awarded zero damages.
- Representing Bank of America in connection with its mortgage-origination business and repurchase-related litigation.
- Representing Wells Fargo Bank in various matters relating to allegedly improper sales practices.
- Representing NBCUniversal and KNBC Los Angeles in a one-month jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court in a case brought by an award-winning investigative producer alleging age discrimination. After four days of deliberations, the court declared a mistrial after the jury announced that it was deadlocked.
- Obtaining dismissal of a WARN Act class action in Delaware bankruptcy court that sought to hold an investment company liable for termination notice violations of a bankrupt company in which it invested.
- Bringing trade secret litigation against a competitor and former employee of a major packaged goods company for the theft of information. Obtained stipulated injunction and ultimately achieved favorable settlement.
- Securing dismissal of claims asserting that online postings and advertising violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cox served as a law clerk for Judge George H. King of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Cox received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was elected to Order of the Coif and served as Senior Editor for the UCLA Law Review. During law school, Ms. Cox argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in representing a habeas petitioner bringing due process and ineffective assistance claims under AEDPA. She received her bachelor’s degree in cognitive science and social welfare from UC Berkeley in 2005, where she was a Regent’s Scholar and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
An Economic Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Reforming the Business of Law for a Sustainable and Competitive Future, 57 UCLA L. REV. 511 (2009).
Freeing Exercise at Expression’s Expense: When RFRA Privileges the Religiously Motivated Speaker, 56 UCLA L. REV. 169 (2008).