Christopher D. Cox

Christopher D. Cox

Partner, Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation
Christopher Cox has represented an array of corporate clients, including medical device and pharmaceutical companies, consumer product manufacturers and insurers, in complex, civil litigation in state and federal courts across the country at both the trial and appellate levels.


Mr. Cox has significant experience in coordinating and managing all stages of pre-trial discovery in multijurisdictional litigation. He regularly advises clients regarding discovery strategies and negotiates with opposing counsel regarding the scope of discovery, including in the e-discovery context. Mr. Cox has implemented and overseen factual investigation and expert witness development programs and has extensive experience in preparing company and expert witnesses for deposition and trial. In connection with his practice, Mr. Cox has developed knowledge regarding a variety of medical and scientific disciplines and public health issues.

In addition to having been a member of several trial teams at Skadden, Mr. Cox also has experience as lead trial counsel. In 2010, acting as special assistant corporation counsel to the New York City Law Department, Mr. Cox tried more than 15 tort cases for the city of New York. Among other favorable outcomes he achieved on behalf of the city, Mr. Cox obtained a directed verdict in Ward v. The City of New York, which was affirmed on appeal by the Appellate Division, First Department (2011 NY Slip Op 08202).

Mr. Cox’s appellate work includes key contributions to successful briefing before the Fifth Circuit and a New York state appellate court on behalf of a major life insurer. He also has counseled clients regarding submissions to regulatory and legislative bodies and provided advice on product liability issues that arise in connection with corporate transactions. Mr. Cox devotes a portion of his practice to pro bono service.



  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1997
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1994


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Christopher D. Cox

Partner, Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation