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Brandon D. Cox

As first- and second-chair trial counsel, Brandon has obtained defense verdicts for clients in several nationwide cases. A high-energy, passionate lawyer, he thrives in the courtroom and has a unique ability to connect with jurors, capture their attention, and explain complex evidence creatively and effectively. Brandon’s trial experience and excitement for the courtroom has resulted in a national practice that focuses on complex litigation of all types, defending a variety of clients in personal injury, products liability, and pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare litigation.

Brandon is experienced in virtually all aspects of litigation, including conducting and defending depositions, preparing corporate and expert witnesses, drafting dispositive and evidentiary motions, managing local counsel, mediating and negotiating favorable settlements, and defending clients in arbitrations throughout the United States. He prepares every case for the possibility of trial and strategically engages in discovery to align with trial themes and defenses. Having served as both national and local counsel, Brandon is particularly familiar with the rules and procedures regarding multidistrict litigation, and he has assisted in the negotiation of various pretrial and case management orders that govern coordinated discovery.

Brandon’s passion for law extends to mentoring younger lawyers and aspiring lawyers. As a former adjunct professor, he has coached students who competed in the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court competition. Under his leadership, these students won multiple best brief and best advocate awards, several regional championships, and the 2017 national championship. Brandon also coached high school students in mock trial and moot court, leading five teams to the state championship final round in the first six years that the program existed. Over the years, the students have won numerous best brief and best advocate awards, and three teams have won the state championship.

In his spare time, Brandon enjoys traveling, hosting social events, and collecting vintage bowties.

Concentrations

  • Products liability
  • Personal injury defense
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Represent global manufacturer of medical devices in products liability claims throughout the country involving implantable drug infusion pump.
  • Represent global manufacturer of pharmaceutical drugs in products liability claims pending in multidistrict litigation involving chemotherapy drug.
  • Represent multinational toy manufacturing company in products liability claims throughout the country involving incline sleeper.  
  • Obtained a unanimous defense verdict as lead trial counsel in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on behalf of a Fortune 500 client in a personal injury case (April 2019).°
  • Worked on a team that obtained dismissal of a products liability plaintiff’s claims on bankruptcy estoppel grounds, resulting in summary judgment for pharmaceutical manufacturer (E.D. La. 2018).°
  • Obtained a unanimous defense verdict in Hudson County, New Jersey, on behalf of a multinational end-to-end provider of services, software, and hardware in a personal injury case (May 2017).°
  • In representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer, defeated a plaintiff’s motion to exclude expert testimony (May 2017).°
  • Obtained a unanimous defense award at arbitration in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on behalf of a multinational end-to-end provider of services, software, and hardware in a personal injury case (November 2015).°
  • Obtained the exclusion of a plaintiff’s medical and regulatory experts’ testimony under Daubert, resulting in summary judgment for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a case involving alleged injuries from a prescription biologic (N.D. Ohio 2014).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Cox before joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Legal Services Coordinator, Georgetown University’s Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, 2009

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Ohio Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2019-2020
  • Recipient, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, “Leader on the Rise,” 2019
  • Recipient, Ohio State Bar Foundation, “Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under,” 2018
  • Recipient, Ohio State Bar Foundation, “Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under,” 2018
  • Recipient, National Bar Association, “40 Under 40 - Nation's Best Advocates,” 2017
  • Recipient, Black Law Students Association, “Outstanding Alumni Spotlight Award,” 2017
  • Recipient, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, “Access to Justice Award,” 2015
  • Listed, Kaleidoscopemagazine, “Forty-Forty Club,” 2014
  • Listed, Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, 2013
  • Member, Norman S. Minor Bar Association, 2014-Present
    • First Vice President, 2016-2020
    • Treasurer, 2014-2016
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • Adjunct Professor, Medical Device Law
    • Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition
    • Board of Visitors, Executive Committee
    • Mentor, Black Law Students Association
    • Member, Alumni Association Board of Trustees, 2014-2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Emerging Leader Cohort Member, Leadership Academy, 2017-2018
    • Legal Advisor, Cleveland Mock Trial Competition
  • Member, Cuyahoga County Debarment Review Board
  • Member, Cleveland Young Professional Senate
  • Mock Trial and Moot Court Legal Advisor, Gilmour Academy
  • Board Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Foundation

Formazione

Formazione
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, 2012
    • Managing Editor, Cleveland State Law Review
    • National Semi-finalist and National Best Oralist, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
    • President, Black Law Students Association
  • B.S.B.A., Georgetown University, 2007
Abilitazioni
  • Georgia
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan