Lawrence Cox is a retired partner with more than 35 years of experience in trial and appellate court proceedings. His practice emphasized litigation of environmental, healthcare, insurance, and general commercial cases. In 2015, he secured summary judgment for an energy client sued by the Orange County Water District for contamination of groundwater with the gasoline additive MTBE. In 2014, he resolved claims against the owner of a natural gas storage field in Proposition 65 drinking water litigation. Mr. Cox represented California's largest health maintenance organization (HMO) in class action litigation related to coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder, and in various Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) benefits cases.
Mr. Cox's experience includes the successful defense of litigation related to sale of a client's business integration software company to Sun Microsystems. In 2010, he conducted successful trials of residential lease and construction cost disputes involving estate properties in Beverly Hills, California. In 2008, he established precedent in a California Court of Appeal decision setting appropriate limits upon matters that must be disclosed by California arbitrators. Mr. Cox also litigated hundreds of cases in a responsive and cost-effective manner on issues ranging from alleged benzene exposure caused by a crude oil pipeline rupture, to the purported necessity of placing California cancer risk warnings on snack food packages.
- JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1977
- AB, University of California, Irvine, 1974, magna cum laude