C. Christopher Cox

Hon. C. Christopher Cox

Former Representative, United States House of Representatives, California

Chris Cox serves on the boards of privately held companies in the health care, real estate, regulatory compliance, and technology industries. In 2020 he retired as president of Morgan Lewis Consulting LLC and as partner at the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. His 21-year career in private legal practice also included partnerships at Latham & Watkins LLP and Bingham McCutchen LLP.

During a 23-year Washington career, Chris 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 service he was a member of the faculty at Harvard Business School.

Chris has recently been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a 2019 "Super Lawyer,"​ by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the "Top Attorneys in Southern California,"​ and by The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Corporate Governance and Corporate Law, as well as being named Orange County "Corporate Lawyer of the Year"​ for 2016 and "Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year"​ for 2014. He has led numerous corporate governance programs and from 2011 - 2015 served as Chairman of the Forum for Corporate Directors.

In Congress, in addition to his role as chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Chris was chairman of the Select Committee on US National Security and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Financial Services Committee. For 10 years he served as chairman of the House Policy Committee. In each of these capacities he was responsible for significant legislation, including the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the Securities Litigation Reform Act, and the Support for Eastern European Democracy Act.


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Short film featuring Chris Cox, Ted Cruz, Ashkhen Kazaryan, Rachel Bovard, and Jeff Kosseff

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