Kelley Cox



Kelley Cox helps clients in the commercial-litigation arena achieve their business goals.

Kelley is experienced with a range of litigation and appellate matters and all aspects of pretrial litigation, including dispute-resolution strategy, e-discovery efforts, defending and conducting depositions, and drafting dispositive and other motions. His experience extends to drafting trial and appellate briefs, including supreme court writs and responsive papers.

Kelley is also experienced with internal investigations and defending clients against government enforcement actions and regulatory risk under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Some of Kelley’s specific experiences include:

  • Corporate and individual defendants: Achieved release in multi-million-dollar case for trade-secrets misappropriation, interference with prospective business relations, breach of contract, copyright infringement, unjust enrichment, racketeering, and successor liability.
  • Financial-investment firm: Achieved favorable settlement, resolving $220 million securities fraud class action claim following preliminary-approval hearing by developing facts disproving causation, including through e-discovery.
  • International payment-transactions company: Represented in its response to a subpoena in connection with a multi-billion dollar antitrust case.
  • Chinese parent company: Represented in a class-action products-liability MDL with over $1 billion in settlement demands.
  • Regional building-materials firm: Represented against trade-secrets misappropriation claims, including investigating claims through in-person interviews and via digital-forensic expert, drafting all filings in expedited action, coordinating e-discovery efforts, and managing review team.
  • Privately held manufacturing company: Achieved confidential settlement precluding any liability to vexatious litigant under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Local student (pro bono): Represented during three-day administrative hearing brining Individuals with Disabilities Education Act claims against local public school district.
  • Indigent home owner (pro bono): Negotiated settlement absolving all liability to the Dallas County taxing body.
  • Multinational health-care company: Represented against corruption and internal-controls allegations under the FCPA for violations in multiple countries with potential liability exceeding $200 million.

Before joining Reese Marketos, Kelley was an associate in the commercial-litigation and white-collar & government-investigations practices of a global law firm for four years. And as a law student, Kelley served as the summer clerk for the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of General Counsel, Appellate Litigation Group in Washington, DC. He was the only student in the country selected by the Group.


University of Texas School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2014

Brown University

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2010


Supreme Court of Texas; US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; US District Court for the Northern District of Texas; US District Court for the Southern District of Texas