Raquel Fox

Raquel Fox

Partner, SEC Reporting and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance
Raquel Fox concentrates her practice in the areas of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate and securities matters. She advises clients on the full range of SEC reporting and compliance requirements.

Bio

Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Fox held a number of leadership positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the past decade, including serving as the director of the Office of International Affairs, senior adviser to Chairman Jay Clayton and senior special counsel to two directors in the Division of Corporation Finance. She also spent time working in the Office of Rulemaking and Office of Capital Markets Trends.

While at the SEC, Ms. Fox oversaw the agency’s participation in international disclosure-related projects focused on accounting and audits, sustainability, COVID-19, emerging risks, data privacy, Brexit, LIBOR transition and fintech, and led negotiations with senior foreign regulatory officials. She managed enforcement and supervisory assistance programs to support cross-border securities examinations, investigations, trading suspensions and enforcement actions by the SEC and foreign authorities. Additionally, she served as a primary advisor on rulemakings, legal interpretations, capital formation and small business matters, the disclosure review program, waivers, enforcement referrals, corporate governance matters, shareholder proposals, international matters and proxy advisory firms. Ms. Fox also prepared testimony and briefing materials for congressional hearings on a broad range of issues, including mandated rulemakings, corporate governance, executive compensation, proxy matters and cybersecurity. She provided substantial assistance on the Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative to help modernize the public company reporting regime, including regarding the legal and accounting requirements of SEC filings and technological improvements to EDGAR. In honor of her work, she was recognized with three SEC Law and Policy awards.

Before joining the SEC, Ms. Fox worked at another international law firm in its Washington, D.C. office, where she advised companies and their boards on securities law compliance and corporate governance matters, including SEC reporting obligations, quarterly earnings releases and investor presentations, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and exchange listing standards, insider trading policies, and requests for SEC no-action and exemptive relief. She served as a lead counsel for over $60 billion in debt offerings and $3 billion in equity offerings. Ms. Fox also is a certified public accountant.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004 (Editor, Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review)
  • Master in Tax Law, Baylor University, 1999
  • B.B.A., Baylor University, 1998 (summa cum laude)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Raquel Fox

Partner, SEC Reporting and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance
raquel.fox@skadden.com