Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2005-2009)
About the Speaker
Chris Cox is president of Morgan Lewis Consulting, LLC, a global strategic advisory firm, and a partner in the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLP, specializing in corporate law. He advises global companies on strategic issues, corporate governance, securities regulation, and general business matters worldwide.
During a 23-year Washington career, Mr. Cox was a White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the US House of Representatives, and the fifth-ranking elected leader in the House. Prior to his Washington career, he was a partner in the corporate practice of Latham & Watkins, where he was the head of the corporate department in Orange County and a member of the firm's national management. He also taught federal income tax as a member of the faculty at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Cox has received numerous professional honors and awards, including twice being named Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America (2014, Corporate Governance; 2016, Corporate Law). He has recently been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a "Super Lawyer," and by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the "Top Attorneys in Southern California." He serves on several boards of directors and from 2011 - 2015 served as Chairman of the Forum for Corporate Directors.