Ben Fox is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office. He is involved in a broad-ranging trial and appellate practice focusing on intellectual property issues, class action jurisprudence, and constitutional issues, among other areas of practice. A former co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Department, he also counsels clients on risk-assessment and strategy in managing complex legal problems that cross jurisdictions and practice areas.
Mr. Fox’s industry experience includes representing clients in the electronic entertainment, software and animation, jewelry and consumer goods, and sports and gaming industries, as well as litigation involving the medical devices and health care industries, financial services, transportation, structural engineering, and commercial real estate projects. He is regularly involved in high-stakes cases for defendants and plaintiffs in copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets litigation, and other commercial disputes.
In his appellate practice, Mr. Fox is regularly asked to substitute in following trial court proceedings handled by other lawyers or law firms, particularly in matters before the Ninth Circuit, the California Court of Appeal, and the California Supreme Court. He is also a go-to lawyer for petitions seeking extraordinary relief during pretrial and trial. He has served on the State Appellate Courts Judicial Evaluation Committee and is a member of the LA County Bar’s Appellate Courts Committee.
Mr. Fox is recommended by Legal 500 in the areas of trademark litigation (2016-2017), copyright (2015-2017), and healthcare: life sciences (2014). He joined Morrison & Foerster in 1997 following graduation from the UCLA School of Law.
Mr. Fox is recommended by Legal 500 in the areas of copyright litigation (2015-2017), trademark litigation (2016-2017), and healthcare: life sciences (2014).
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