M. Carolyn Cox

Retired Partner

Carolyn Cox was a partner in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Business Trial Group. She joined the firm in 1975 and retired in 2010. Ms. Cox served as General Counsel to the firm and was co-chair of the Ethics Committee. In addition to representing clients in corporate and partnership transactions, public offerings and private placements of securities, Ms. Cox counseled employers on the application of federal and state employment laws.


Ms. Cox litigated and arbitrated termination and discrimination disputes, negotiated executive compensation and separation agreements, designed affirmative action plans and conducted independent investigations of harassment complaints, as well as advised employers on Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the DC Human Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and similar statutes.

In her corporate practice, Ms. Cox has represented clients in the acquisition and disposition of broadcast television stations and in the structuring and ongoing operation of a major wireless joint venture. She represented clients in acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, joint ventures, partnerships, formation of real estate investment trusts, initial public offerings, financings and workouts, and has substantial experience in commercial real estate transactions.

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  • Education

    • JD, Yale Law School, 1974

      Director, Barristers Union
    • BA, Agnes Scott College, 1971

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Alabama

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Frank M. Johnson, US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 1974 - 1975